Scientific Name: Scilla peruviana
Common Name: Peruvian squill
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Origin: Africa, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Perennial border, Spring interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Soft flexible, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, White, Blue, Purple, May-Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Leaves linear, 20-60cm long x 1-4cm wide; florets about 1.5cm wide, 6 blue tepals (also purple and white cvs.), on a dense raceme.