Peruvian Lily (Scilla peruviana)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 18-22 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon

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The Top 50 Most Popular Spring Blooming BulbsThe Top 50 Most Popular Spring Blooming Bulbs
By dave on March 28, 2015

We made it! Winter is over and it's springtime! Let's celebrate with a special week dedicated to these beautiful bulbs that brighten our gardens every spring, and we open that week with a look at the most popular of these plants.

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Location: My gardenDate: 2018-12-02Bulbs are not healthy
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Location: At a public gardenDate: 2009-04-01
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Date: 2011-03-07in a pot
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Location: Orem, UtahDate: 2012-04-02At Sunriver Nursery
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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Mar 20, 2013 12:20 PM

Supposedly this plant does NOT make a good cut flower as it supposedly will smell of cat urine if the stem or leaves are bruised or cut.

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Plant Events from our members
Yorkshirelass On April 1, 2016 Obtained plant
Flowered well in first year, nothing subsequently
got2b On February 26, 2016 Transplanted
got2b On February 25, 2016 Obtained plant
2 x quart size f. Home Depot
piksihk On October 1, 2020 Plant emerged
Leaves! I didnt think they were still alive.
piksihk On April 8, 2019 Transplanted
Potted
piksihk On April 1, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
Survived winter in greenhouse;
piksihk On March 29, 2019 Obtained plant
Brought a small pot with two scapes from Ellis
piksihk On December 7, 2018 Plant emerged
piksihk On December 2, 2018 Potted up
piksihk On December 1, 2018 Obtained plant
Van Z. Bulbs looks like they are very unhealthy but has some green growth coming up. Others layers were cut away and bulbs are very small.
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