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Scilla bifolia

Scilla bifolia is also known as Scilla Taurica, Scilla bifolia var. taurica, Alpine Squill, or Early Spring Squill. It is part of the Asparagaceae family of plants. It is a bulbous perennial. Scilla bifolia is native to Europe and the Caucasus.

It has narrow basal leaves. It has star-shaped flowers. It produces flowers on erect stems. Violet-blue racemes of flowers appear in spring. Scilla bifolia grows to 15cm or 6in.

Scilla bifolia
Scilla bifolia

Plant Scilla bifolia 10cm or 4in deep. Plant in humus-rich and fertile and well-drained soil. Plant Scilla bifolia in late summer or in early autumn. Propagate by seed. Though they are generally pest-free they are susceptible to a virus. It is deer-resistant. It is also rodent-resistant. Scilla bifolia is easy to naturalize. Eating could cause discomfort.

Scilla bifolia
Scilla bifolia

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