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Scilla scilloides
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Scilla scilloides

Silly Squill

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Item #: 5627

Zones: 6a to 9b, at least

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: China, Japan, Korea

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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You've gotta love those darn taxonomists...Scilla scilloides translates into the scilla that looks like a scilla...no s---t. Hailing from China, Korea, and Japan, this winter-dormant scilla emerges in spring looking like a 4" tall, glossy-leaf clump of grass. In July and August, the 15" tall flower spikes arise, giving it the appearance of an airy, pinky mauve liatris. S. scilloides does seed around a bit when happy, so there's always some to share.