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Portuguese Squill Hughii in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Scilla peruviana 'Hughii'

 

Portuguese Squill 'Hughii'

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). Scilla Peruviana Hughii is a small alpine found in open greenhouse at RHS Wisley 2016. It produces large soft blue flower heads made up of tiny star shaped blooms that rise above broad dark green foliage. Each bulb may produce several stems producing a stunning display. New:

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plant Features
  • Portuguese Squill Hughii likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Portuguese Squill Hughii likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Portuguese Squill Hughii likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Portuguese Squill 'Hughii'

Latin name

Scilla peruviana 'Hughii'

type

Bulb

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Portuguese Squill Hughii likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Portuguese Squill Hughii likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Portuguese Squill Hughii likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

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

Scilla peruviana 'Hughii'

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). Scilla Peruviana Hughii is a small alpine found in open greenhouse at RHS Wisley 2016. It produces large soft blue flower heads made up of tiny star shaped blooms that rise above broad dark green foliage. Each bulb may produce several stems producing a stunning display. New:


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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