Commonly called ‘striped squill’ this bulb presents racemes of fragrant frosty white blooms for up to 6 weeks in spring. Each of its six rounded star-shaped petals sports a central blue vein pointing towards a small yellow center. Happy in full sun to part shade and fertile, well-drained, soil. Moist in spring with dry summers will ensure spring bloom. Naturalizes easily and bulblets can be divided and replanted. Plant en masse with a mix of crocus, narcissus and tulips for a well rounded bulb collection that can be mowed in late spring, or use it as a lively spring border. Lovely in a small nosegay on the window sill.
NOTE: These are SUMMER DORMANT plants; they dry up and go "to sleep" after they bloom in spring. Other examples of summer dormant plants are Tulips and Daffodils. Do not be alarmed when they disappear with the onset of warm weather days--given proper conditions, they will be back the next spring, bigger and better than before.
4-6 in T
Minimum temperature: -30° F