Botanical name: Scilla peruviana Family: Liliaceae Plant/bulb type: Bulb Planting time: Late Summer to Autumn Height: 30-40cm (taller in the shade) Depth & spacing: Plant with neck of the bulb at the soil surface and 12-20cm apart. Aspect: Full sun to part shade. Soil: Well drained. Generally not fussy. Watering: Start watering when growth appears and keep soil slightly moist until foliage dies back after flowering. Fertilising: Top dress with a complete fertiliser each Autumn. Eg: Blood & Bone. Flowering time: Early Summer. After flowering care: Leave these bulbs in the ground until you wish to move or divide them. Tolerances: Protect from very heavy frosts although is mostly tolerant (the foliage may burn a little but the flowers will be okay.) Comments: The foliage of this bulb may never completely die back but it will go a little yellow over Summer. This can be disguised by inter-planting these bulbs with Summer perennials.
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