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Barnardia japonica

Fall Squill

Plant Type:


Barnardia japonica (syn. Scilla scilloides)Feathery lavender-pink spikes open in late summer above rich green glossy strap-shaped grassy blades. This is an attractive, easy bulb that will stump your gardening friends… I mean how many Scillas bloom in any season other than spring? Site in full blazing sun planted in well-drained soil mixed with gritty scrabble with a handful of lime added to the planting hole where it will gradually clump nicely. It sprouts and flowers in August in northeastern Connecticut. This is a wide-ranging species; ours has been bone-hardy in USDA zone 5b so we suspect this clone is from the genetic provenance of a cooler climate and will likely perform well in zone 4. We do not know if this genotype will be content in southern gardens. Squill is a relatively fast increaser. Grown from bulbils.


6-12 in


Lavender Pink


(4)5 to 8
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Item Description Price  
BARJAPO Barnardia japonica (2.5 inch Square Extra Deep – 9.5 fluid ounces / 280 ml.) $12.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Barnardia japonica

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer into Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring


  • Full Sun


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Bank
  • Rock Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Average
  • Draining
  • Sandy
  • Calcareous


  • Asia

Propagated By

  • Offset