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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).
Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb
Flower colour: Blue
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Skill level: Beginner
Time to divide plants: June to August
Time to plant: September to November
Flowering period: March to April
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