The easier name is Early Squill or White Squill,
formerly known as Scilla Tubergeniana. It originates from the mountains of
Northern Iran, the Caucasus and Southern Russia, and bears its botanical name
in honour of the Russian botanist Pavel Ivanovitch Mischtschenko.
It looks a bit like the Pushkinia Libanotica, but this one flowers earlier. The bulb produces few leaves, and the flowers on the short stems are bright white with elegant blue stripes. It is long-flowering and has a subtle fragrance. It thrives in moderately manured, moist and well-drained soil and prefers a sunny or partly shady spot. It looks specatcular in little groups or under shrubs, and also can steal the show in rock gardens and pots.
|Plant depth||2-3 Times the height of the bulb|
|Food source for||Bees and bumble bees|