Native to the central plains of Russia. Certain species are now classified under 'Hyacinthoides'.
Plant in small groups of 10-15 bulbs fairly close together to create the right effect. However they will multiply quickly in the following years if left alone. They are very suitable to be planted in grass and will spread by seed to form large colonies that will go dormant by the time the grass needs to be mowed. These scillas also tolerate quite a bit of shade even in cold climates.