Ledebouria, Squill
Ledebouria crispa

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Ledebouria (le-de-BOR-ree-a) (Info)
Species: crispa (KRISP-uh) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 17, 2010, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Such a tiny little bulb that can easily be overlooked, but I find growing it to be rather fun and can't help having an "aww" moment every time I gaze upon its dainty flowers.
This is a 2008 introduction from the Huntington's ISI Program. The plants are quite dwarf in all habits from their wavy "crispy" leaves, to the flowers with their green/white veins and purple stamens, which makes it a good pot plant. You just have to remember not to throw the pot away when it vanishes in the winter as this is a summer growing bulb.