Merwilla plumbea
BLUE HYACINTH, BLUE SQUILL
Asparagaceae-Scilloideae

 
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Plant type: herbaceous bulb

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
1.2m
Plant habit
 
0.1m

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Dangers to touch: sap

Ingestion dangers: bark, bulb, fruit, green fruit, leaves, roots, sap, seeds, stems (all)

 
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Merwilla plumbea
BLUE HYACINTH, BLUE SQUILL
Asparagaceae-Scilloideae

 

Photo coming
  Plant type: herbaceous bulb

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
1.2m
Plant habit
 
0.1m

FEATURES

Flowers: mauve, pink or white

Flowering Time: early summer to late summer

Edibility: herbalist herb


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits cottage, mediterranean, oriental & tropical designs

Uses: accents, border, mass planting, pot

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average



HAZARDS

Dangers to touch: sap

Ingestion dangers: bark, bulb, fruit, green fruit, leaves, roots, sap, seeds, stems (all)






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