Scilla natalensis

An attractive perennial bulb which bears blue flowers on a tall stalk.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 0.5m x 0.2m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A perennial bulb with a diameter of 10-15cm which is covered with firm, hardened, papery brown scales.  It is deciduous, growing in summer and dormant in winter.  It bears a rosette of broad, light green leaves.  The inflorescence bears many bright blue, star-shaped flowers each carried on a blue stalk.  The flowers have a honey-like scent in the early evening.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The honey-scented flowers attract bees.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Grows in a variety of habitats from sunny slopes, rocky hills and cliffs to vleis, stream edges and near waterfalls.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, rockery

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