SCILLA PERUVIANA ALBA

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SCILLA PERUVIANA ALBA

$3.70 / packet

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Description

Stout stems hold heavy heads of green-striped white buds which open to bright blue flowers, over clumps of green strap-like leaves, which arise from slowly enlarging and multiplying bulbs. This is the rarer form of the easily grown, very long lived, and exceptionally large-flowered plant, which does not in fact does not come from Peru. When the original bulbs were imported from Spain in the 17 century the ship they travelled on was "The Peru"!

Sowing Advice

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.

Key Facts

Family:Hyacinthaceae

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:30-45cm

Packet Content:10 (Approx)

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