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Siberian Squill 'Alba'

Scilla siberica

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Alba is part of the Scilla genus and is a Siberian Squill variety. Its scientific name is Scilla siberica 'Alba'.

Pure white form.

Alba grows as a Perennial and is a Flower. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Alba is known for growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (that's 5.85 inches in imperial).

Typically, Alba Siberian Squill is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

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How to grow Alba

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Alba is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 2 - 7 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Alba requires a soil ph of 5.6 - 7.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Alba from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.17 inches (3.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 4.29 inches (11.0 cm).

Transplanting Alba

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Alba is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Alba

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