Ledebouria, Silver Squill, Violet Squill 'Miner'

Ledebouria socialis

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Ledebouria (le-de-BOR-ree-a) (Info)
Species: socialis (so-KEE-ah-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Miner

Category:

Bulbs

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Blue-Green

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

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

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

La Puente, California

West Palm Beach, Florida

Elgin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 2, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- I originally grew this only in a pot that came indoors in winter. Then I put some into the ground, where it has survived the winter (to 26F), both with cover and without. One very exposed plant died to the ground this winter, but is coming up from the bulb. My plants have varying shade, from full shade to partial with mid-day sun. Watering also varies, from every other week to once a month.

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