Puschkinia libanotica
Puschkinia libanotica
Puschkinia libanotica
Puschkinia libanotica
Puschkinia libanotica
Puschkinia libanotica
Puschkinia libanotica
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Puschkinia libanotica

A lovely springtime bulb with perky white and blue flowers
  • Delicate, white and blue flowers through March and April
  • Sweetly scented great for cut flowers and for attracting bees
  • Perfect for beds, borders and containers
  • Naturalise through grass or under trees and shrubs
  • Supplied as a pack of 50 bulbs size 4/5cm, ready for planting

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A gorgeous addition to any garden in spring, Puschkinia libanotica, commonly known as the Striped squill, produces delicate white flowers flushed with blue, with a darker hue running up the petal spines. The straplike, bright-green foliage appears around the same time as the flowers, each upright stem carrying up to 10 blooms.

Long-lasting through March and April, these perky flowers are easy to grow and well-deserving of their RHS Award of Garden Merit. Sweetly scented and good pollinators, their cream-tinged anthers are great for attracting bees, and they also make a pretty cut flower.

Reaching a height of 15-20cm, Puschkinia libanotica is well placed in the front of beds and borders, rock and gravel gardens, and is great for underplanting trees, hedges and shrubs. Plant in drifts in grassy or woodland areas, where the bulbs will naturalise easily. They look equally stunning in containers.

Mix with other spring-flowering perennials such as cyclamen or Snake's head fritillaries for an exquisite combination, or with snowdrops and bluebells for an extended springtime show; snowdrops will be the first to bloom, followed by Puschkinia libanotica and a finale of bluebells.

Supplied as a pack of 50 bulbs for planting in the autumn, they will return with bigger and better displays every year. Fully hardy, they can be left in the ground or lifted in the autumn to divide large clumps for replanting.

What Is Supplied

Item 600277 supplied as:

Supplied as a pack of 50 bulbs ready for planting.

Flowers in March-April, reaching a mature height of 20cm and 5-10cm spread.

Harmful if eaten/skin irritant

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
RHS Perfect Pollinators
Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Shade
Plant In Shade
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • Plant as soon as you receive your bulbs, as early as you can in autumn so that the bulbs can establish a good root system before winter.
  • Place around the bases of trees and deciduous shrubs, or plant in grass or woodland, where they will naturalise easily.
  • Add mycorrhizal fungi to the roots before planting to encourage faster and more reliable establishment.

Care Information

  • Plant in the autumn, 5-10cm deep, 10cm apart; the bulbs will naturalise more successfully and form good-sized clumps if allowed a little space.
  • Place in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade.
  • Water well after planting.
  • If planting in grass, avoid mowing until the leaves have died back.
  • Bulbs will mature through the summer and can be lifted in the autumn for dividing and replanting to encourage spread or populate new areas.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
20 cm
10 cm
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