PlantsScilla→Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica 'Spring Beauty')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant

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Location: Iowa
By Legalily
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Location: Van Buren, MODate: 2019-03-151st flower of 2019 - next to strawberry leaf for size.
By DraDiana
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2019-03-31
By Patty
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2019-03-31
By Patty
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Location: My Cape Cod gardenDate: 2020-03-12
By capenancy
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Location: My Greenwood, MN gardenDate: 2017-04-22
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2019-03-31
By Patty
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2006-04-05
By Marilyn
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2015-03-21
By Marilyn
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Oct 11, 2014 1:24 PM

If you love blue flowers in your garden, then plant Scilla siberica 'Spring Beauty.' It has gorgeous deep blue flowers. This would be my pick of the siberica species. 'Spring Beauty' has larger flowers, is a deeper blue color, and blooms longer. It blooms dependably every year and will naturalize in the garden. It has short flowers that bloom in the spring. Easy to grow in well draining soil. Deer resistant. Cold hardy to zone 2. Also known as Siberian Squill. Heirloom. Charming and delightful. A sea of blue in masses. Sun to part shade.

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