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common name: Pyrenean Squill
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Bulbous perennial forming clumps of erect, inversely lance-shaped, glossy green leaves up to 30cm long, from fairly large, lily-like bulbs with yellow scales. Dense conical racemes of star-shaped, bright lilac-blue to purpleish-blue flowers.
Plant bulbs in late summer or early autumn, about 8 to 10cm deep. Reasonably fertile, preferably humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Prefers cool conditions.
By division of bulb offsets or from seed.
Native to southwest France and Spain.