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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    These tiny blue flowers are some of the most shade tolerant of the spring flower bulbs.

    Latin Name

    Scilla bifolia


    Family

    Asparagaceae


    Type of Plant

    Bulbs

    Bloom Season

    March - April


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 0.5'
    Max Spread: 0.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tolerances

  • Deer
  • Rabbit

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Central and southern Europe, Turkey


    History

    This is an old garden plant that was grown widely in Europe by the mid-1700s.


    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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