These are the earliest blooming of the Scilla, opening from late winter into spring. The flowers are 2cm across and open on stems 5-15cm in height. The blooms are white to pale, glacier blue with a dividing blue line down the centre of each petal. In some lights they are almost luminous.
The flowers open amongst short, thick, mid green leaves to 5cm.
Plant Tubergen Squill where they can be seen - in rockeries, at the front of beds, in drifts or in pots. The bulbs like a well drained soil and a cool to temperate climate.
Scilla mischtschenkoana is a wild flower originating in Southern Russia and Iran. From here it was introduced to the world by Dutch bulb company van Tubergen which is where it's common name Tubergen Squill comes from.
It holds a prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Winter to Spring
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade