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Scilla peruviana - Peruvian Lily

Scilla peruviana, the Peruvian Lily, is a Spring knockout. In our area it needs little or no help. The name is a bit misleading, Scilla peruviana is native to South Western Europe and Northern Africa. Scilla peruviana does grow quite well in Peru and the Carribean though. The Portuguese Squill was imported early and has naturalized in much of this area. Well drained soil, or at least a slope, minimal summer water, and some inland shade are all helpful for success with in your garden. We have had volunteers, but Scilla peruviana has been a good garden citizen. Plants are hardy into the teens.

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Scilla peruviana