Autumn Squill
Scilla autumnalis

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Scilla (SIL-uh) (Info)
Species: autumnalis (aw-tum-NAH-lis) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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:

Liberty, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 2, 2015, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Now classified as Prospero autumnale. Not often offered for sale.

Neutral

On Mar 24, 2007, bluespiral from (Zone 7a) wrote:

germination detail:

Sow at 4*C (39.2*F) for 3 months, then place at 20*C (68*F) for 3 months

Positive

On Sep 5, 2005, wickefarm from Pittstown, NJ wrote:

Really pretty. I got these bulb in a trade and forgot to label them. I was very plesantly surprised when they bloomed. They are going to get a choice spot in my garden.

Neutral

On Apr 7, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Introduction: 1753. Origine most parts of Europe, North-Africa and West-Asia. Just what the name tells...blooming late summer or autumn. Leaves are narrow...grassy foliage. The flowers are mostly purple blue, sometimes dark pink. Height: 10 20 cm.