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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
spring squill spring-flowered squill
Scilla are perennial bulbs with narrow basal leaves and erect stems bearing racemes of star-shaped, flat or bell-shaped flowers which are often blue
S. verna is a dwarf bulbous perennial to 20cm, with linear leaves and small, starry violet-blue flowers in a dense raceme or corymb in early spring
W Europe to Faroe Is
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Plant 10cm deep in late summer or early autumn in any moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Useful in prairie plantings especially in sandy coastal locations
Propagate by seed, sown, when ripe, in containers in a cold frame or separate offsets when dormant
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens Prairie Planting
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to a virus
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