Scilla

Inimitable bulbs!
Common name : Scilla
Scientific name : Scilla spp.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Category : Bulbs
Type of plant : Perennial
Full description for Scilla spp. not yet available.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 7a
Height 8 - 70
pH 6 - 7

Identify my scilla

The scilles are bulbs of variable size. These are flowers of lawns or undergrowth. The leaves are often basal, slightly erect. The flowers are bell-shaped, flat or starry, dangling or erect, blue, white, purple or pink.

Plant my scilla

Plant the scilla in the fall, or even in the late summer to allow the bulbs to root well before the cold. The planting of scilles is simple: bury them 10 cm deep in sandy soil, well drained, exposed to sun or partial shade. If your land is not very draining, put some sand in each planting hole. Little trick! To avoid rotting bulbs, roll them in wood ash before planting. Ash enriches the earth with potash and has a protective action against fungi! If you plant in a massif, you do not need to dig the soil very deeply and disturb it: prepare the soil locally by scratching it. Inside, in a pot, make a mixture of potting soil, sand and earth, and plant at 10 cm deep. Water, tamping to leave no air.

Water my scilla

Keep your Scilla dry during all summer: they are dormant.

Propagate my scilla

The multiplication of the scilla is done by dividing the bulbs during the period of dormancy, when flowers and leaves have faded. Separate the bulbils and replant them a few centimeters away.

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