Scilla peruviana v. hughii, White Portuguese Squill

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This is a seedling of the white form with open and large flower heads of .5" florets surrounded by a rosette of glossy, upright leaves. To debunk a misconception, it comes not from Peru but from the Mediterranean. It was brought to England on a ship called The Peru in the 17th century leading Linnaeus to misunderstand and, subsequently misname it, so the story goes. It needs a hot, dry, dormant rest period in summer to bloom in spring. That's easy in the Northwest!

Minimum temperature: 0° F


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