Scilla siberica

("Siberian squill")

Scilla siberica

Each bulb produces 3 to 4 flower stems each of which produces 3 to 5 star-to bell-shaped nodding little flowers. They are one of the best for naturalizing. Plant them in large drifts along pathways where they can be easily viewed or let them self-seed in lawns or wooded areas. Scilla Siberica combines nicely with 'Glory-of-the-snow' (Chionodoxa) which flowers a bit earlier.

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?

Full sun to partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

Dark blue

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?

4-5 in / 10-12 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, lawns or wooded areas.

Other Popular Varieties

(Besides the species itself); 'Alba' (white) and 'Spring Beauty' (dark blue).

About the Family

Scilla Family

Native to the central plains of Russia. Certain species are now classified under 'Hyacinthoides'.

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