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Puschkinia

This flower is short and sweet...and difficult to resist.

Although small in stature, puschkinia, commonly called striped squill, is one of the hardiest bulbs around. A member of the lily family and a cousin to chionodoxa, these fragrant, early-blooming bulbs produce 4- to 6-inch-tall spikes of loosely clustered blooms.

The blooms are bluish-white, delicately penciled with a dark blue stripe running the length of each petal.

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Latin Name: Puschkinia scilloides Common Name: Striped squill Zone: 4-8 Description: The small, bluish-white blooms with blue stripes measure 1/2 inch and are borne on 4- to 6-inch stalks. It is a good choice for rock gardens, naturalized in short grass, or as a front border planting along a path or sidewalk.

Latin Name: Puschkinia libanotica Common Name: Striped squill Zone: 4-8 Description: This striped squill is virtually indistinguishable from Puschkinia scilloides.

Location: Full sun or part shade When to plant: Fall General Instructions: Plant puschkinia bulbs 3 inches deep and 3 inches apart in sandy soil. These bulbs do best if left alone and will continue to bloom profusely if undisturbed, returning year after year with vigor. If blooming stops, dig up the bulbs and replant them in a different location. Because it self-seeds, puschkinia spreads generously. Often sold in large quantities for naturalizing, puschkinia blooms under deciduous trees and shrubs, in rock gardens, or tucked amid the grass in your lawn.

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