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Scilla bulbs

Posted on 27-12-2023 by thartog_stramark.nl

Scilla summary

Height: 20cm
Spread: 5cm
Time to plant Scilla bulbs  September to December
Scilla bulbs flowering period  March to April

Scilla bulbs planting instructions

Well-drained soil

Plant your scilla bulbs where the soil drains well. If puddles remain 5-6 hours after a hard rain, find another site. If necessary, you can amend the soil by adding organic material to raise the level 2-3 inches, thereby improving the drainage. Peat moss, compost, ground bark or decomposed manure all work well and are easy to get hold of. Scilla bulbs need good drainage and won’t perform well in waterlogged soils. Dig holes and plant your scilla bulbs 3-4 inches deep and 4 inches apart. Scilla bulbs are rounded, with small points on the tops; these points should be placed facing upwards. After planting your scilla bulbs, water them well, soaking the area thoroughly. Roots will develop in the autumn, then leaves and flowers will form in the spring.

Full sun to partial shade

Scilla flourish in a variety of light conditions, from full sun to partial shade to dappled shade. If possible, plant your scilla bulbs where they will receive a good amount of light.

Scilla maintenance and care

Great for bouquest

Once your scilla plant is blooming, it’s a great source of cut flowers for colorful bouquets. Rest assured that cutting will not damage the plants.

Leave foilage on after bloomng season

When blooming is over for the season, leave the foliage in place; don't cut it off. The leaves will continue to gather sunlight and supply nourishment for next year's display. Water as necessary.

Remove foilage when dormant

By early to mid summer, scilla leaves will yellow and die back as the plant retreats into dormancy. The foliage can be removed at this point. Your scilla bulbs will then rest for a few months before starting the next growing cycle.

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