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Products > Hyacinthoides hispanica
 
Hyacinthoides hispanica - Spanish Squill

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
Family: Hyacinthaceae (~Amaryllidaceae)
Origin: Mediterranean (Europe)
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [Scilla hispanica, Endymion hispanicus]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Hyacinthoides hispanica (Spanish Squill) - A bulb which produces narrow,1 inch wide, 18 inch long dark green leaves. In spring appear up to 12 nodding bell-shaped blue flowers in loose racemes atop a 20 inch tall stem. Plant in full sun to light shade. Keep moderately dry during summer dormancy. It is fairly hardy, thriving to USDA Zone 5 but also performs well in our coastal California garden.We grew this plant from 2001 to 2004.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Hyacinthoides hispanica.
 
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