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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

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Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

101

Puschkinia scilloides, commonly called striped squill, grows in a small clump to 4-6" tall. Each bulb typically produces two dark green strap-shaped leaves and a flower scape bearing 3-6 pale blue star-like flowers in a loose terminal raceme.

Scientific  Name:

Puschkinia scilloides libanotica

Common Name 1

› Puschkinia

Family:

Asparagaceae

Origins:

Turkey, Lebanon

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Lebanon Squill

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

4

Sun Preference:

Partial Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Easily grown in medium moisture, well-drained sandy or gritty soils

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Dark Green

Foliage Description:

Each bulb typically produces two dark green strap-shaped leaves

Fragrant:

yes

Predominant flower color:

White

Flower Description:

Pale blue to white, star-shaped flowers with deep blue midveins.

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

4-6"

Mature spread:

4-6"

Growth rate:

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

no

Attracts Butterflies:

no

Native Habitat:

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

yes

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Mar

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Apr

Ornamental Accent:

no

yes

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Goes dormant by late spring. Foliage should not be mowed or otherwise removed after bloom until it turns yellow.

Summer Care:

Foliage should not be mowed or otherwise removed after bloom until it turns yellow.

Fall Care:

Plant bulbs 2-3? deep and 3? apart in fall. Naturalizes by both self-seeding and bulb offsets.

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

No serious insect or disease problems.

Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Landscape Application
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Plant Maintenance Information

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