The Siberian Squill

There, they are planted under ornamental Salix willows to give an impression of water. They are perennials, growing from bulbs each year and flowering from mid-March through to mid-April, growing up to 20cm high. Scilla siberica is happy in full sun or partial shade and does best in a well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil.

The plant copes well with an exposed site, but the flowers will last longer with some shelter. If the conditions are right, they happily spread of their own accord, as can be seen at Cox’s Corner. To propagate them, divide the offsets while the bulbs are dormant. Find out more at the RHS website.