General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Height: 3 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: 3 to 6 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Fruit: Other: Round pod with three seams; turns purple when ripe and splits, releasing teardrop-shaped seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees

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Common names
  • Siberian Squill

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Location: Garden that used to be my lawn
Date: 2021-03-24
#pollinator
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2023-04-07
Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica).
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2015-03-21
Location: Belarus
Date: 2015-01-12
My garden
Location: Garden that used to be my lawn
Date: 2018-03-28
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2016-03-30
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-03-15
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-03-10
Location: My garden, Sweden
Date: April 2017

Date: 2020-04-02
Buds, day before the Grand Opening
Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IA
Date: 2007-03-27
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 29 April 2022
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-03-22
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2023-04-09
Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica).
Location: Howick Hall garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2021-04-02
Location: Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IA
Date: 2010-04-04
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2019-03-30
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2013-04-09
Location: N. Illinois, zone 5b
Date: 12 April 2014
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-03-09
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 2018-04-24
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 2018-04-24
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-05-17
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2019-03-22

Date: 2022-03-26
Location: My Gardens
Date: April 6, 2015
Bloomin Late This Year
Location: My Gardens
Date: April 6, 2015
Overcast & Breezy Conditions
Location: My Gardens
Date: April 6, 2015
Close Up View: Overcast; Breezy
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-04-05
Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica) regular blue and white 'Alba' a
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-04-10

Date: 2015-04-13

Date: 2005-03-29
Location: z5 MA, my garden
Date: 2010-04-04
H. 'Woodstock' in background. I like the color combo.
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-03-07
Scilla siberica - Blue Squill 001

credit: Manfred Brückels
Location: WI
Date: 2021-04-04
Location: My Garden of Good and Evil
Date: 2023-03-11
Photo by SongofJoy
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Date: 2022-04-16

Date: 2022-03-26
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Date: 2016-04-22
Siberian squill - I'm hoping to add more bulbs of this plant for

Date: 2009-03-27
Location: Home
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-03-09
opening
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2008-04-20
Location: z5 MA, my garden
Date: 2010-04-04
2nd year and starting to increase
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-05-07
Location: WI
Date: 2021-04-04
Location: My Garden of Good and Evil
Date: 2023-03-11
Location: My Garden of Good and Evil
Date: 2023-03-11
Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.
Date: 2012-04-28
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-01-26
Location: IL
Date: 2006-04-06
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2016-05-02
Location: my garden, Poland
Date: 4000-04-11
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-01-07
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-01-07
Location: Wiesbaden - Germany
Date: March 18th 2013
Location: IL
Date: 2006-04-06

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
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Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
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Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
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Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
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Comments:
  • Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Jul 4, 2012 7:37 PM concerning plant:
    An exquisite little bulb that is an excellent source or early spring bee forage for native bees. Will naturalize and spread by seed very easily but, in my experience, will never choke out other plants. It sets seed and the unobtrusive foliage dies down rapidly soon after flowering. I love this plant!
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Mar 30, 2019 5:08 PM concerning plant:
    Love seeing the bright blue flowers every spring and love the bright blue pollen they have. These beautiful flowers haven't been invasive in my flowerbeds and are a joy to see blooming wherever they're seen blooming. Great for bees in the spring. I''ll have to remember to notice the bees that are around the flowers to spot the blue pollen on their legs.
  • Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 3, 2015 2:54 AM concerning plant:
    In Minnesota, this is considered an invasive species. It forms thick carpets of leaves in the woods, and chokes out the native spring ephemerals. The bulbs are very hardy, despite our consistently below-freezing winters; they will survive even if they're sitting right on top of the soil and are blown on by the dry and freezing winter winds. The plants spread by seed, and seedlings bloom after 4 or 5 years. Seedlings pop up in random spots several feet away from the parent plants. There are no natural pests.

    However, carpets of Siberian squill are beautiful in April when they're in full bloom; they look like sky-blue mist above the ground. So some people don't mind the fact that the plant is invasive. A spring lawn covered in Siberian squill is prettier than a lawn with just grass.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Impressed by eclayne Oct 14, 2011 12:14 AM 1
not Scilla luciliae by growitall Apr 13, 2014 6:47 AM 1
Lovely by Cyclaminist May 3, 2015 3:06 AM 0

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