250x Siberian Squill XL Pack blue - BulbScilla siberica
Perfect for naturalising!
Star hyacinth (Scilla siberica) belongs to the lily family and is a native of Europe and Asia. They grow well under any trees and the nodding, bell-shaped flowers and narrow shiny green leaves look great amongst perennials. The vibrant blue of the flowers forms a carpet of colour in the garden. They can also be scattered over the lawn and are great in pots, rockeries and alpine beds.Show more
Bulb size: 6-7 cm diameter.
Bulb size: 6-7 cm diameter.
Planting and flowering details
Show moreAs soon as possible after receiving the star hyacinth (Scilla Siberica) bulbs they can be planted in the garden, a flower pot or in a planter. If not they must be kept in a frost-free area. Bulbs planted in a flower pot are not usually frost resistant. Plant the bulbs in a planting hole that is three times as deep as the height of the bulbs. A bulb of 2 cm should be planted in a 6 cm deep hole. The planting distance is about 2 to 5 cm. Loosen the soil well and plant the bulbs with the point facing upwards. Refill the planting hole and avoid walking over the soil. Plant the bulbs one by one with a small trowel. For larger groups make a wider hole and plant more bulbs in it. The star hyacinth grows best in loose, well-drained soil in full sun or a partially shaded area of the garden.
Siberian Squill in the gardenThe bright-blue of Siberian Squill (Scilla Siberica) will attract attention when planted in large drifts and the more you plant the greater the impact of colour. Plant in groups of at least 15 bulbs, or divide 25 to 50 or even more bulbs evenly in a flower border. Scilla can also be grown in a flower pot or patio planter. Make sure you use fresh potting compost and put a layer of gravel or hydro granules at the bottom of the pot. These beautiful flowers can also be grown in the lawn or under bushes.
Show moreJust plant the bulbs of Scilla Siberica and enjoy the beautiful results year after year. Once planted the bulbs can be left undisturbed in subsequent years. They will produce more flowers each year, creating a glorious natural feature in the garden. After flowering, leave the foliage to die down naturally and cut back when it has turned yellow. If you want to replant the small bulbs then do so immediately after the flowering. To protect the bulbs grown in a pot against frost, place the pot in a frost-free area or cover it with bubble wrap. Water in dry periods.
Show moreScilla Siberica is the most well-known star hyacinth which originated from the Black Sea area. The narrow leaves are a fresh green and the nodding bell-shaped flowers appear in large quantities. Each bulb produces multiple flower stems. The flowers have a dark strip down the middle of each petal. These lovely star hyacinths naturalize well in the lawn, under shrubs and also feels at home in the rock garden.
- Extra information
Latin name Scilla siberica Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee Color Blue Light preference full sun , partial sun , full shade Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period March - April Growing height 10 - 15 cm Planting distance 5 cm Planting depth 5 cm Circumference bulb 6 - 7 cm