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To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’. Knowing your zone number is helpful when shopping for plants because:

  • Cold-area gardeners can avoid buying plants that simply won’t survive their lowest winter temperatures.
  • Warm-area gardeners can steer clear of plants that need a period of cold weather in order to bloom again.
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Amethyst Meadow Squill Bulbs

 

Regular Price: $13.98

Sale $6.99

per Bag of 15 You save: 50%
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Amethyst Meadow Squill produces beautiful purple-blue, spike-like blossoms, reaching heights of 6-8” tall. Also known as a type of Scilla, Amethyst Meadow are perfect for borders in a garden and are deer resistant. These early spring blooms are best suited for zones 4-9. (Scilla litardierei amethystina)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Squirrel Resistant
Squirrel Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 6-8" tall
Bulb Spacing12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Early spring
Size Bag of 15 - Bulb Size: 6 cm
SKU AFBE315

Plant Information

Amethyst Meadow Squill also known as Scilla litardierei is a great addition to a woodland garden. Giving it places to naturalize while creating a unique show with its blue flowers. Amethyst Squill is best planted in moist but well-draining soils and is deer resistant.

SKU AFBE315
Common Name Amethyst Meadow Squill
Botanical Name Scilla litardierei amethystina
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 6-8" tall
Bulb Size 6 cm
Bulb Spacing 12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 3" deep
Bloom Time Early spring
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Squirrel Resistant, Easy to Grow
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Yes - Bulbs, blooms, leaves, and stems all contain toxic compounds, which are most concentrated in the bulb.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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