Botanical Name: Scilla peruviana
Common Name: Peruvian Scilla  
Plant photo of: Scilla peruviana
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Water Saving Tip:

As the weather gets hotter avoid the temptation to increase run times.

Instead, schedule more start times with one to two hours in between to allow the water from the previous session to soak in before watering again.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Perennial, Bulb


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Blue, Purple


Flower Season



Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Meadow, Mediterranean, Seascape, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest



Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Lawn, Patio, Raised Planter, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Steve Jacobs
  • Description

  • Notes

This bulbous perennial will grow to about 18" tall and has large, dark green, strap-like leaves. After the foliage emerges in the fall, purplish blue flowers open in the spring. This plant goes completely deciduous after its bloom fades.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.