Puschkinia libanotica / Puschkinia scilloides

("Striped squill ")

Puschkinia libanotica / Puschkinia scilloides

Both the light, porcelain-blue flowered species and the pure white 'Alba' variety make an impressive display when planted in great numbers under trees and shrubs or even in lawns.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Early Spring

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

Ligh porcelain blue to bluish-white

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

2 in / 5 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

4 in / 10 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

6-8 in / 15-20 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders, rock gardens, under trees and shrubs and naturalized (grassy) areas.

Other Popular Varieties

(Besides the species itself); 'Alba' (white).

About the Family

Puschkinia Family

East Mediterranean, Asia minor and Caucasus.

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