How to plant scillas siberica

Dating back to the late 1700-1800s, scilla siberica or siberian squill is a lovely heirloom variety producing two to four stems per bulbs, individually bearing two to four downward facing bell-shaped flowers. Complimented by a slender glossy foliage, these fantastic bulbs have stood the test of time. Amazing planted close to deciduous shrubs in woodlands settings or meadow gardens where they will produce a sea of deep blue or white, they also are wonderful mixed with miniature narcissi or mixed in grass with chionodoxas.

Inexpensive and easy to grow, scillas siberica thrive in moderately fertile, humus rich well-drained soil locatated in dappled shade to light sun. Plant them around 10 cm deep, allowing for around 75 bulbs per square meter. Feed every couple of weeks with high potash feed; if you garden organically, liquid seaweed is ideal as it is organic and comes from a sustainable source.

Always wear gloves when handling your bulbs since they can cause skin irritation. All parts of the scilla are poisonous to humans, dogs and cats and should not be eaten.

Always unpack bulbs on arrival and store in a cool place until ready to plant. 

Potential problems, pests and diseases:

Scillas do not usually suffer from any serious diseases or pests problems.

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