Scilla 'White Moon'
Scilla 'White Moon'
Scilla 'White Moon'
Scilla 'White Moon'
Scilla 'White Moon'
Scilla 'White Moon'

Scilla 'White Moon'

"Portuguese squill"

Scilla 'White Moon'

1 bulb — £5.95

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Description

Scillas are also known as the squills, and are mostly blue-flowering—although this one is a lovely white, and is much rarer. Scilla peruviana 'White Moon' was introduced to the gardening public at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2019. It produces large flowerheads up to 10cm across, each containing up to 100 small, star-like flowers of pure white. Even before opening, the cone-shaped buds are stunning. The rosette of strap-shaped leaves stays present most of the year. Grow it in a sunny, well-drained spot that doesn’t get too dry. It is hardy, but it likes to be sheltered from the worst of the winter winds.   

Suitable for beds or containers, the Scilla family of spring-blooming bulbs are some of the best bulbs for naturalizing. Plant them beneath shrubs and trees, in woodlands, on rockeries, or even beside streams and ponds. Scilla peruviana 'White Moon' multiply quickly and will give you waves of colour year after year. 

Incidentally, despite being called Scilla peruviana (which usually suggests a plant has come originally from Peru), this one doesn’t! The Latin name was a mistake in the 17th century, but the name stuck! It is actually from countries bordering the Mediterranean.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Scilla peruviana 'White Moon'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Bulb size

    16/18

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    25 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun, Partial shade, Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Exotic gardens
    Large containers
    Low maintenance gardens
    Wildlife gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost
    Sandy

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Scilla 'White Moon' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your "Portuguese squill" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Scilla 'White Moon' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all 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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