Scilla siberica

Scilla siberica

Siberian squill

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Scilla siberica
  • Common name: Siberian squill
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 20cm

Spread: 5cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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The Siberian squill, Scilla siberica, is native to Russia and the Caucasus region, and is therefore very hardy and vigorous. It bears dainty spikes of nodding, bell-shaped, blue flowers in early spring, above slender, strappy leaves. Siberian squills are perfect for naturalising in lawns and areas of semi- shade, particularly beneath deciduous shrubs and trees.

Plant bulbs in bold drifts and leave them to naturalise. Scilla siberica self-seeds readily and will quickly develop into large clumps. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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