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Botanical name: Scilla hispanica
Family: Liliaceae
Plant/bulb type: True bulb
Planting time: Late Summer to Autumn
Height: 20cm tall.
Depth & spacing: 6cm deep & 5-10cm apart.
Aspect: Full sun to half shade. Filtered light is well tolerated.
Soil: Well drained. Rich soil is ideal if you are going to allow the bulbs to naturalise.
Watering: Start watering when growth appears and keep soil slightly moist until foliage dies off after flowering. It is ideal to keep bulbs relatively dry whilst dormant.
Fertilising: Top dress with a complete fertiliser each Autumn. Eg: Blood & Bone.
Flowering time: Early Spring.
After flowering care: These bulbs can be left undisturbed for years.
Comments: Also known as the “wood hyacinth” this bulb is wonderful when planted in drifts, large clumps, pockets or pots.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:32 AM
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