Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica) [SILL-ah sih-BEAR-ih-kah]

Other Names Scilla sibirica, 'Blue Squill'
Family Asparagaceae
Named Cultivars Scilla siberica 'Spring Beauty'
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Annual
Where to Find It Small patches of Siberian Squill can be found along the center path.
How to Recognize It You've seen Siberian Squill in yards across Winnetka. Initially bell-shaped blue flowers open to about 6 flaring blue petals with a light stripe down the center about 1 inch across. Leaves are basal, about 5 inches long, like a wide blade of grass.
Why to Like One of the first spring ephemerals to bloom in Crow Island Woods, the blue flowers of Siberian Squill are attractive in appearance and they have a lovely fragrance. But, as the name implies, it is a non-native imported for landscape use (you've probably seen it elsewhere in Winnetka), and mildly invasive with clusters spreading slowly over time.
Mature Size 3 - 6 inches tall. 3 - 6 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Part Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium :
Zones 2a - 8b
Tags Deer Resistant
Bloom Period April
Flower Color Blue
 
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