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Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica

Striped squills

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica
  • Common name: Striped squills
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

Sometimes called striped squills, Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica is a spring-flowering bulb, bearing fine, silvery blue blooms. Originating in the eastern Mediterranean, it thrives in moist conditions in spring while growing, but warm, dry conditions in summer, which ripen the bulbs.It’s ideal for growing in a rock garden or naturalising beaneath a tree or shrub, as long as it gets a good deal of sunshine.

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Grow Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. If naturalising in grass, avoid mowing the lawn until June. Propagate by division in autumn.

How to grow Puschkinia scilloides

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    5cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Puschkinia scilloides and wildlife

Puschkinia scilloides is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Puschkinia scilloides poisonous?

Puschkinia scilloides has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People