Strikingly-dense, pyramidal racemes of starry mid-blue to lilac flowers are held erect over bright green strappy foliage from March until April. Similar in size to a bluebell, but earlier flowering, this lovely plant will provide a carpet of blue blooms across a shady area and will do best in shady, damp woodland where it will naturalise well.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Turkish Squill
Packet Content:10 (Approx)