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PUSCHKINIA LIBANOTICA

code: 2745

The bone hardy, tiny bulbs

 Common name: Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica, Striped Squill, Early Stardrift
Plant Classification: Hardy bulb
Minimum Height: 10 cm
Maximum Height: 20 cm
Packet Content(approx.): 20+

Brilliant carpets of pretty little pale silvery-blue, six-petalled flowers open in mid-spring. The bone hardy, tiny bulbs, which grow very quickly from seed, multiply rapidly, although the growing clumps never become a nuisance or are invasive. They are quite trouble-free and can be planted with confidence in groups in a rock garden, but also in large semi-wild drifts in grass, where they will quickly naturalise themselves. They are native to Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, Iraq and Lebanon.
Sowing advice: Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.

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