Autumn squill Scilla autumnalis

autumn squill


S. autumnalis is a bulbous perennial to 25cm, with dense racemes of small purple flowers appearing in late summer and early autumn, before the linear leaves

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      autumn squill autumn-flowering squill starry hyacinth winter hyacinth see more

    • Common names

      Scilla pulchella, Prospero autumnale

  • skullToxicity

    Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0-0.1 metre

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting Rock Garden Wildlife Gardens Wildflower meadow

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed, sown, when ripe, in containers in a cold frame or separate offsets when dormant

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    May be subject to a virus