Saturday, June 20, 2009

January Flower of the Month

January Flower of the Month

Siberian Squill
Scilla sibirica
Zones 2 to 8

Squill are small bulbs that are very hardy and naturalize easily

They do well in the Sun or the Shade

Siberian Squill are a wonderful small blue bulb that peeks out in early Spring. There are many different kinds of Squill, Siberian Squill is small but lights up the garden. Blue Squill have a clear bright blue color and hang from slender stems like a tiny bell. Squill also come in pink, purple, lavendar and white as well. They grow from 6 to 12 inches tall and have ribbonlike leaves. Squill are especially pretty in rock gardens. They are happily planted in pots and under trees as well. You don't have to dig up and divide Squill, they just multiply and naturalize. Plant them 8 to 10 inches apart and 3 to 4 inches deep. Squill are very welcome in any garden because they can live in full Sun or even in deep Shade! They bloom in late Winter to early Spring and are always a welcome site to the garden.