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botanical name:
Scilla peruviana
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family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.25m
width: 0.10m
growth rate:
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: 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: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 9
Almost evergreen bulbous perennial, with the new lance-shaped leaves developing in autumn as the old ones die back. In early summer produces conical heads of many purplish-blue flowers, opening first around the base of the flowerhead.

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.

By division of bulb offsets or from seed.

other notes:
From Portugal, Spian, Italy and North Africa
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