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Scilla


More Information About Scilla

The genus Scilla contains roughly 50 species of plants native to Europe, Africa, and western Asia and is closely related to hyacinth and lily. Due to their varied habitats, some scilla species are summer growers (winter dormant) while others are winter growers (summer dormant). Scilla plants vary in size too, from little 6" tufts of grassy leaves with single blue flowers (like Ipheion), up to 18" agapanthus-sized clumps of foliage with a large inflorescence reminiscent of an allium or Buddleia. Scilla flowers are generally white, blue or purple in color.

Scilla prefer full to part sun and well-drained soil but are very adaptable. When happy, scilla bulbs will naturalize via offsets as well as seed. Try growing scilla in a rock garden or at the front of the border and combine them with other bulbs such as Galanthus and Narcissus. When you are ready to buy scilla for your garden, check out our online list of scilla for sale.