Urginea maritima is bulb also known as ‘Sea Squill’, this is a bulb that is a sun loving tall growing drought tolerant species that loves a mediterranean climate, sounds ideal for many ares of Australia.
The tall elegant white flower spikes appear in early autumn, flower spikes appear before the fleshy foliage, from large bulbs that are planted with their neck above the ground. In the Mediterranean it is found from the ocean to the foothills, generally on poor rocky soils.
Growing conditions and care
Try neglect, full sun and poor soil, they seem to love it. A well drained position is essential, and remember that these bulbs need to planted with the neck above ground level
Urginea maritima are available for sale form the following nurseries
395 Lesters Rd Ascot VIC 3364 - phone (03) 53434303
Specialising in beautiful perennials & bulbs including new releases from Europe & USA. Many hardy, rare & difficult to find ‘drought hardy’ plants, quality vegetable & flower seeds.
PO Box 7040 Leura NSW 2780
Rare woodland plants, Trilliums Epimediums, Arisaemas, plus much more.www.lynnsrareplants.com.au
RORAIMA NURSERY – phone/Fax: (03) 5282 8704
20 Swan Street, Lara, Vic. 3212 Contact:
Retail and Mail Order Cacti and succulents. Wide range of trees, palms, ferns, natives, shrubs & perennials.