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Barnardia numicida

Fall Squill

Plant Type:


Barnardia numidica (syn. Scilla numidica) – The Fall Squill produces lavender-pink feathery spikes late summer/early fall. The emerging spring foliage is quite beautiful: red to pink overlays on glossy green, heavy textured strap-shaped blades which age to bronze and finally green. The leaves die down by late spring/early summer. It is summer dormant only re-emerging late in the growing season. Though Barnardia numidica looks very much like the Japanese Barnardia japonica, a close cousin, Fall Squill from North Africa is a bit larger in all respects. Site Fall Squill in full blazing sun planted in a well-draining mix amended with grit and a handful of lime. Good drainage is essential for this otherwise easy-going bulb. Fall Squill increases moderately fast. Grown from bulbils. And it can self-sow.


10 in


Lavender Pink

Characteristics and Attributes for Barnardia numicida

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer into Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Bank
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Rock Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Average
  • Draining
  • Sandy
  • Calcareous


  • North Africa

Propagated By

  • Offset