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

Puschkinia libanotica

Delightfully refreshing spring flowers.
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • Delicate white flowers flushed in pale blue with a sky-blue stripe in the middle of each petal throughout March and April.
  • Sweetly scented great for cut flowers and for attracting bees and butterflies.
  • Perfect for beds, borders and containers and great mixed with snowdrops and bluebells for a refreshing spring palette.
  • Beautiful when left to naturalise through grass or under trees and shrubs.
  • Supplied as a 50 bulbs, size 4+, for planting in the autumn, growing to 20 cm (8 in) tall and 10 cm (4 in) wide.
50 Bulbs - Item: 600153
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Product Description

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 as well as being recommended by the RHS as a 'Plant for Pollinators'. 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.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.

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 50 bulbs, size 4+, for planting in the autumn, growing to 20 cm (8 in) tall and 10 cm (4 in) wide.

What Is Supplied

Item 600153 supplied as:

Supplied as a 50 bulbs, size 4+.

Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Add mycorrhizal fungi to the roots before planting to encourage faster and more reliable establishment.

Care Guide

  • 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.
  • 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.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
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10cm
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Puschkinia libanotica
Puschkinia libanotica
50 Bulbs
Item: 600153
RRP £5.99
Deal Price £3.99
Save: £2.00 - 33%