Scilla campanulata (Endymion, Hyacinthoides)
This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Spanish Blue-Bells, Wood Hyacinths
- Perennial Bulbs, Poisonous Plants, Spring Bulbs
Tolerates summer drought, but requires moisture during growing season.
Wildlife Value: This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
- Bulbous herbs; leaves long and slender; flowers terminal, 6-parted, blue, purple or white, bell-shaped, tubular, or spreading.
- Mid-spring (April/May)
- Full sunlight to PM only or AM only sunlight
- 10-12 in.
- 1-2 in. apart, 15-20 per sq. ft.
- Flower Color:
- White to purple
- 5 in. to base of the bulb
- Beds, borders, rock gardens, ground covers, and woodland gardens
- Hardy II - Injured at temperatures below 14 degrees F (-10C) when planted
- Portugal, Spain
- Poison Part:
- All parts.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, dermatitis.
- Pain of the mouth, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, cramping, diarrhea, lowered heart rate. Skin irritation in susceptible individuals.
- Toxic Principle:
- Cardiac glycosides.
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in flower garden or lawn as cultivated hardy bulb.
NCCES plant id: 836