February 8, 2023
Scilla verna

Scilla verna

Scilla verna or Scilla umbellata is part of the Asparagaceae family of plants. It is a dwarf, bulbous perennial, and it is native to Western Europe and the Faroe Islands. They also call it the Sea Onion, Spring Squill, or Spring-flowering Squill.

Scilla verna grows to about 20cm or 8in tall. It has linear leaves that are bright green. It flowers in early spring. The violet-blue flowers grow on racemes. The flowers are scentless.

Scilla verna
Scilla verna at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

How to grow Scilla verna:

Grow Scilla verna in the sun or partial shade. Plant it 4in or 10cm deep, in early autumn. Place it in humus-rich, fertile, and, well-drained soil. Propagate by seed, or by offsets. Generally, it is pest-free and disease-free.

Scilla verna
Scilla verna

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