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Silver Squill in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ledebouria socialis syn. Scilla violaceum

 

Silver Squill

Scillas are bulb-forming perennials, low-growing, and with dark green narrow sword-shaped leaves. The open bell-shaped flowers - often blue, but sometimes white, pink or purple - appear from early Spring (although there are some varieties that flower in Autumn). Silver Squill is a very popular bulb among succulent collections. It has stunning spots on the leaves which make it beautiful and interesting to look at.

 
plant Features
  • Silver Squill likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Silver Squill likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Silver Squill is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Silver Squill likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Silver Squill

Latin name

Ledebouria socialis syn. Scilla violaceum

type

Bulb

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Silver Squill likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Silver Squill is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Silver Squill likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Silver Squill likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Silver Squill is 0.20meters x 0.15meters 0.20 M 0.15 M

Ledebouria socialis syn. Scilla violaceum

Scillas are bulb-forming perennials, low-growing, and with dark green narrow sword-shaped leaves. The open bell-shaped flowers - often blue, but sometimes white, pink or purple - appear from early Spring (although there are some varieties that flower in Autumn). Silver Squill is a very popular bulb among succulent collections. It has stunning spots on the leaves which make it beautiful and interesting to look at.


Planting

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Plant bulbs in late Summer or early Autumn in a humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Plant the bulbs 4" deep

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Most varieties flower in Spring (there are a few varieties that flower in Autumn)

 

Propagating by Offsets

From Mid Autumn TO Late Autumn

When the plant is dormant, lift the bulbs, and remove off-sets and plant them where required, or in pots until the following Spring

 
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