The Siberian Squill.
In early spring each bulb produces 3 or 4 stems with bunches of intensely, almost fluorescent, blue flowers with a dark stripe in the middle of each petal. This little garden flower with its friendly nodding heads was proclaimed Bulb of the Year in 2010. It prefers moderately manured, moist but well-drained soil. After flowering the leaves should not be cut off until they die back, just like other bulb flowers. The leaves give the plant energy for the next flowering season. Sometimes scilla siberica multiplies by forming seed. It is frost resistant and will tolerate dry periods. This small flower has a great effect and is highly attractive for bees.
|Plant depth||2-3 Times the height of the bulb|
|Food source for||Bees and bumble bees|