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Sea squill in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Urginea maritima syn. drimia maritima

 

Sea squill

This is a plant that grows from a large bulb (up to 20cms dia, and weighing up to 1 kg), and which produces dark green, leathery metre long leaves in Spring. The leaves die in Autumn, and the tall spike of flowers is then produced. The flower spike can grow up to 2 metres. The flowers are either white or red, depending on the variety

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plant Features
  • Sea squill likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Sea squill likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Sea squill is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Sea squill likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Sea squill

Latin name

Urginea maritima syn. drimia maritima

type

Bulb

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sea squill likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Sea squill is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Sea squill likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Sea squill 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 Sea squill is 0.30meters x 2.00meters 0.30 M 2.00 M

Urginea maritima syn. drimia maritima

This is a plant that grows from a large bulb (up to 20cms dia, and weighing up to 1 kg), and which produces dark green, leathery metre long leaves in Spring. The leaves die in Autumn, and the tall spike of flowers is then produced. The flower spike can grow up to 2 metres. The flowers are either white or red, depending on the variety


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

The sea squill is easily grown in a dry and sunny position. It grows in open spaces on shallow stony soils, with the bulbs totally above the ground. Soil needs to be freely draining and sandy soils are best but can be grown in heavier soils if on a slope.

 

Flowering

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Flowering late summer or late autumn.

 
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