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Scilla scilloides - Chinese Squill

Scilla scilloides, the Chinese Squill, is a Spring knockout with its long lasting pink or blue flowers. In our area Scilla scilloides needs little or no help naturalizing easily. Well drained soil, or at least a slope, minimal summer water, and some inland shade are all helpful for success with this bulb naturalizing in your garden. We have had likely seeded volunteers, but Scilla scilloides has generally been a good garden citizen. Bulbs do offset quickly and even if you think you have removed them all or your pot of them has died Scilla scilloides often lives on only showing up the next Spring. Chinese Squill plants are Winter hardy into the teens.

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Scilla scilloides, Chinese Squill

Easy to grow blue flowers of Scilla scilloides - Chinese Squill. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

The plants related to the genus Scilla that are featured on this site:
Drimia maritima * Sea Squill
Scilla hispanica * Spanish Squill
Scilla peruviana * Peruvian Lily, Portuguese Squill
Scilla scilloides * Chinese Squill
Urginea maritima * Sea Squill