Ledebouria socialis (Scilla violacea) ‘Silver Squill’ comes from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is a bulb and somewhat weird looking. That is what attracted me to it. It has lance shaped, thick, silvery-green leaves with lots of speckles. While there are aspects of it that look like a succulent, it isn’t, although it is drought tolerant. The undersides of the leaves and the bulb are purple. It grows to be about 6-10″ tall. Produces bulb offsets. Small green and white hyacinth-like flowers are attached to the stem with a pink/lilac stalk.
Pronunciation: le-de-BOR-ree-a so-KEE-ah-liss
Species Meaning: In groups
Ledebouria socialis is native to South Africa.
Porous soil with adequate drainage. Filtered light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost. It comes from arid savanna with high summer rainfall.
Propagate by separating off bulb offsets.
Toxic to humans and animals if ingested.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21122
Found in Pots,
Waiting for its forever home in the garden.
We acquired this plant from Farmington Gardens - grown by Yoshitomi Brothers.