Also known as
Cuban-Lily, Hyacinth Of Peru, Squill
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This plant has no fragrance
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Peruvian Lily Overview
Scilla peruviana is a bulbous perennial from the Asparagaceae family. It produces striking blue circles of flowers from spring. The flowers measure around 1.5cm across. Originating from the Mediterranean, it is commonly known by the names Portuguese Squill and Cuban Lily, amongst others. It typically grows to around 30cm in height, producing narrow, lance-shaped, dark green leaves. Plant in full sun to partial shade, in well-draining soil.
Common problems with Peruvian Lily
How to propagate Peruvian Lily
Divide the bulbs while dormant and replant.
Special features of Peruvian Lily
Attracts useful insects
Nectar-rich blooms attract bees and other pollinators.
Survive dry summers by going dormant and only resume the growth cycle after winter rain starts.
Other uses of Peruvian Lily
Walls, rock garden
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