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PlantFiles: Autumn Squill
Scilla autumnalis

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

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under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral bluespiral 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 wickefarm 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 saya 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.


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

Liberty, North Carolina

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