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botanical name:
Scilla mischtschenkoana
Scilla mischtschenkoana © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.15m
width: 0.05m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light blue
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Dwarf early spring bulb producing clusters of star-shaped flowers, pale silvery blue with darker stripes. Starts to flower almost as soon as soon as it emerges above ground, with the stems gradually elongating. February or March.

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. Very hardy.

By division of bulb offsets or from seed.

Mass planting in woodland gardens, borders and underplanting beneath and around deciduous shrubs.

other notes:
Native to Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran.

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