Scilla Campanulata Back to Plants
Description: Long, bell shaped flowers, nearly 3/4 inches long. More than 12 fragrant flowers per stem is not unusual. Stem is round and fleshy with a length varying from 12 to 24 inches or more depending on variety and tuber size. Leaves are set in a whorl around the stem and are strap shaped. They are fairly wide, approximately 1”, and are produced at the same time as the flower, also they keep on growing after the flowers disappear and are quite fleshy. The foliage is not grazed, and vermin (mice and shrews) do not eat the tubers. Makes a good cut flower if cut with a few bells open.
Flowering time: Late April to early May.
Placement: In the garden, they are best placed in a half shady spot under deciduous trees or shrubs.
Plant depth: Plant 3-4” deep with the same distance between individual tubers.
Soil type: Prefers rich and moist soils.
Frosthardiness: Very hardy.
USDA Zone: Zones 5-9.
Recommended planting time: Best if planted in fall.
Origin: North Africa, Portugal, Western portion of the Mediterranean.
Scilla Campanulata Varieties
Description: Bright blue, Height:12-24” Bulbsize: 8 cm/up
Description: Best white Height: 12-20” Bulbsize: 8 cm/up
Description: Nice, clean pink Height: 12-20” Bulbsize: 8 cm/up
Description: Pink, lilac on reverse Height: 10-20” Bulbsize: 8 cm/up
If you familiarize yourself with the origin and natural growing conditions of these plants, you can avoid a great many costly mistakes. For instance, a plant that originates from a harsh land-climate will not do well in a tropical or sub-tropical climate, although it might prosper on higher elevations in such a climate.