Location in the Gardens:
- The Middle Garden - The Tree and Shrub Garden and throughout the Gardens
Season of interest:
Description of plant:
A clump forming bulbous perennial, with a whirl of light blue flowers (sometimes almost white) on a stem about 8ins high. A delightful plant that increases quickly.
Scilla messeniaca, a delight to see this early in spring. This bulb colonises well and when they flower they create a mass of pale blue almost white star-like flowers that shine out in dappled shade. Grows well beneath trees and shrubs but appreciates some sun.
Ideal growing conditions and habitat:
Suited to naturalising under trees or in grass and semi-woodland.
Hardiness frost hardy down to -15°C, likes partial shade.
Height 25cm, Spread 10cm.
Country of origin: