Scilla siberica Alba
£2.50 – £3.50
Good for naturalising
The white variety of Scilla siberica. Nodding, pure-white flowers can form carpets of colour in naturalistic settings.
Month: March – April
Light: full sun, partial shade
Soil: well-drained sand, clay, loam, chalk
Bulb size: 6/7cm
The Siberian squill bears several star-shaped flowers per stem and usually more than one stem per bulb, over mid-green strap-shaped leaves. It originates from Russia and Caucasus and therefore is a tough character. Useful for naturalising in grass or under deciduous shrubs.
Care: plant in autumn at a depth of about 10 cm – one and a half to two times the diameter of the bulb. Plant in bold drifts by scattering bulbs by hand and planting where they fall. S. siberica will self-seed and produce good drifts of colour.