Fall Planting: This product will ship September-October according to your hardiness zone.
Puschkinia Libanotica. One of the earliest bloomers you can plant! These easy to grow gems produce short stems that each bear as many as six lushly petaled snow-white flowers with blue veining. Height 4-6". Bulb size 6cm+ in circ.
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Bulbs for Fall Planting:
Plant the bulbs as soon as possible once you have received them. If you cannot plant the bulbs as soon as they have been shipped to you, remove the bulbs from plastic bags and put them on trays with damp peat moss or sawdust in a cool, well-ventilated place until you have a chance to plant them. Do not store them at temperatures below 4°C. Generally all bulbs planted in the fall are hardy and do not need any special protection unless specified.
Where to Plant:
The most important rule when planting bulbs is to choose an area that is well-drained. Most bulbs will rot or deteriorate quickly where soil is constantly damp. Most bulbs thrive in full sun, or at least 5-6 sunny hours daily. Within each individual bulb or perennial variety it is stated what type of light conditions are preferred.
General Planting Info:
Plant bulbs individually by digging a hole for each bulb with a trowel or bulb planter, or place several bulbs on the bottom surface of a larger hole, then cover with soil. As planting depths and spacing varies depending on the type of bulb, refer to the cultural information found later in this guide. Be sure to loosen the soil at the bottom of the hole and work in a handful of organic fertilizer such as Veseys Bulb Fertilizer. Then press each bulb firmly into the soil, top pointing up and fill in the hole. When in doubt as to which way is up on a bulb, plant it on its side and let 'Mother Nature' decide!
Planting Striped Squill:
Plant in masses for the strongest colour effect, 3" deep and 3" apart. They require well-drained soil, preferably containing some sand or gravel, and they will do well in full or partial sun but not in full shade.
Water consistently during the blooming period to ensure the soil remains moist. After the flowers fade, leave the foliage on the plants until it turns yellow on its own. Consider mulching over the bulbs in the fall to protect them from winter cold.