Common Name: Puschkinia
Cultivar: var. libanotica
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light
Flowering period: March to April
These fine silvery blue-flowered bulbs are sometimes called striped squills. Originating in the eastern Mediterranean, they enjoy moist conditions in spring while growing, but prefer warm, dry weather in summer to ripen their bulbs. They are trouble-free and can be planted with confidence in intimate groups in a rock garden, but also in large, semi-wild drifts in grass where they will quickly naturalise themselves if mowing is left until early June. Add compost or leaf-mould before planting.
Looks good with:Fritillaria meleagris