Category Archives: Caribbean Jewels (Scilla Peruviana)
Our guide to easy to care for flower bulbs to plant in Fall.
Aethiopica – Large White Calla Lily
Capitola Giant & Green Goddess
Aethiopica can be planted in Fall in mild winter zones and will bloom from early spring through early summer. Aethiopica can anything from full sun to deep shade but performs best in fifty percent sun and shade. Aethiopica plants bloom best in cool weather. Great garden plant as well as a water plant for in and around ponds.
Caribbean Jewels Sapphire Blue
Plant scilla peruviana bulbs outdoors as a landscape plant or in containers from September to December. Scilla will bloom mid-February to April. The best location to plant Scilla peruviana is under a deciduous tree or where it will receive full sun to partial sun. Scilla plants are ideal for xeriscaping. There is no need to water scilla peruviana plants. Winter rains provide enough water for scilla to grow. Scilla Peruviana will naturally go dormant in dry summer climates.
Amaryllis belladonna flowers are light pink and fragrant. Plant anywhere in landscape where the ground does not freeze. Plants bulbs in groups of 4 or more where it will receive full sun. The closer you plant amaryllis belladonna bulbs the sooner they bloom. Amaryllis belladonna blooms in late summer, August and September.
Colored Calla Lilies
Calla lily flower bulbs can be planted anytime of the year in areas that do not encounter freezing temperatures. Staggered planted will keep blooms coming through out the fall season. Orange and yellow calla lilies are perfect for fall!
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It’s Time to Plant Scilla
Early Fall is the “Sweet Spot” For Planting Scilla
The warm days and cooling nights of October provide an ideal environment for growing scilla peruviana plants. The combination of high light levels and cooler night time temperatures produce scilla plants with compact leaves and strong steams carrying bright blue blooms from late winter to early spring.
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Scilla Peruviana Planting and Care
Planting: Bulbs can be planted outdoors directly in the ground or in containers from September-December. Caribbean Jewels need good drainage and not too rich of a nutrient soil. Plant the nose of the bulb 1-2 inches (2.2-5 cm) under saline and 8-12 (20-30 cm) inches apart. For a fuller Caribbean Jewels, multiple bulbs can be planted in a container.
Lighting: Full sun to part sun. Best location is under a deciduous tree.
Watering: No need for watering, winter rains are sufficient for Caribbean Jewels to grow.
Fertilizing: Caribbean Jewels grow successfully outdoors in poor soils. Lightly fertilize if planted in pots.
Dormancy: Caribbean Jewels naturally go dormant in dry summer climates. Caribbean Jewels are best adapted to its native Mediterranean climate. It will re-sprout from a dry bulb with cooler autumn temperatures and rain.