A good garden plant and a also suited for cut flowers, Scilla litardierei is an easy care plant with Amethyst Blue flowers, hence the common name of “Amethyst Meadow Squill”.
This is a bulb that grows well in full sun to part shade, suited to the garden, container growing or perhaps in a rock or crevice garden.
These are a spring to summer flowering bulb and are usually available for sale from late summer into autumn.
Foliage is narrow and strap like, the bulbs are easy to grow and can be naturalised into the garden and as they flower after the first flush of spring bulbs and before the summer flowering perennial come into their stride that may a useful addition to the garden.
How to Grow Scilla litardierei
This is a bulb that needs good spring rains and then a dry summer, so it is regarded as being a water wise plant.
How and when to plant the bulbs.
- The bulbs are best planted in autumn when they are dormant.
- A sunny position is best, part shade ism also suitable, however not deep shade.
- Choose a well drained humus rich soil.
- Plant the bulbs at around 10 cm deep (pointy end up)
- Water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
During early spring some potash rich fertiliser or a liquid seaweed and fish fertiliser can help with growth in poorer soil or rock garden situations.
Scilla litardierei is available for sale from the following nurseries
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
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