Urginea maritima
Urginea maritima
Urginea maritima
Urginea maritima

Urginea maritima

"Sea squill"

Urginea maritima

1 bulb — £3.95

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Description

Here's a good one for all the sunny coastal gardens out there—Urginea maritima, also known as Sea Squill, is from the rocky, coastal climate of the Mediterranean and is very commonly seen out there, so it might even remind you of your holidays too! The tall upright flower spikes are densely packed with attractive white star-like blooms, dotted in the centre with intricate lime-green anthers and growing on a deep purple stem. Urginea maritima is not often seen in the UK—grow this rare and unusual plant in your garden and you'll be making a real talking point.

Urginea maritima is quite hardy and will be reliable in the warmer areas of the UK. It loves a stony, rocky surrounding and enjoys basking in full sun, tolerating exposed conditions and poor soil.

Once they’re established, each bulb can produce multiple flowering stems, which is perfect if you want to grow a few clumps and use some as cut flowers. As you can imagine—they look amazing in a tall vase!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Drimia maritima syn. Urginea maritima

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Bulb size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Exposed
    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Urginea maritima bulbs from early to mid autumn

    • Plant in borders in full sun

    • Plant the bulbs so that the top 3cm is exposed above the soil surface

    • Space the "Sea squill" bulbs 20-30cm apart

    • Place the bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards

    • Water-in Urginea maritima bulbs after planting

    Read all Urginea planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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