Puschkinia are dwarf hardy bulbs. They reach about 15 cm (6 inches) in height when in bloom.
They bloom in the early spring, when they carry spiked flowers that are star shaped and striped in blue and white.
The foliage of the Puschkinia plant consists of strapped shaped leaves. These usually have an erect nature.
A common name for Puschkinia is Striped Squill.
Puschkinia (Sstriped Squill) by Dendroica cerulea.
For quick results grow Striped Squill and other Puschkinia from bulbs. These should be buried in the autumn about 8 to 10 cm (3 to 4 inches) deep, and about 10 cm (4 inches) apart.
Locate in a part of the garden that has moist soil.
Puschkinia species are able to grow in sunny and partially shaded parts of the garden.
If growing from seeds, then sow into flats in the autumn at about 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep. The flats should then be sank into a fully shaded part of the garden and covered with glass.
It will take at least a month for Striped Squill seedlings to appear. These should be transplanted into their final location as they emerge.
It will take about four years until seed grown Puschkinia will flower.
Puschkinia species such as Striped Squill like a moist soil so keep well watered.
An application of mulch is required in the autumn to protect the plant from excessive cold. If you require more plants then they can be propagated by taking bulblets from the plant every couple of years.
I hope that you enjoyed this guide on how to grow Puschkinia plants. You may also enjoy the following Gardener's HQ growing guides: How to grow Polygonatum, Diascia plant, Castor Bean, and Ornithogalum plants.