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botanical name:
Scilla mischtschenkoana
Scilla mischtschenkoana © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.15m
width: 0.05m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light blue
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Dwarf early spring bulb producing clusters of star-shaped flowers, pale silvery blue with darker stripes. Starts to flower almost as soon as soon as it emerges above ground, with the stems gradually elongating. February or March.

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. Very hardy.

propagation:
By division of bulb offsets or from seed.

usage:
Mass planting in woodland gardens, borders and underplanting beneath and around deciduous shrubs.

other notes:
Native to Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran.

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