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botanical name:
Scilla liliohyacinthus
Scilla liliohyacinthus © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Pyrenean Squill
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.30m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: lilac
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Bulbous perennial forming clumps of erect, inversely lance-shaped, glossy green leaves up to 30cm long, from fairly large, lily-like bulbs with yellow scales. Dense conical racemes of star-shaped, bright lilac-blue to purpleish-blue flowers.

cultivation:
Plant bulbs in late summer or early autumn, about 8 to 10cm deep. Reasonably fertile, preferably humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Prefers cool conditions.

propagation:
By division of bulb offsets or from seed.

other notes:
Native to southwest France and Spain.

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