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Urginea maritima

Drimia maritima

Full Sun Full Sun
Hardy Perennial Hardy Perennial
Hardy bulb Hardy bulb
Suitable for Container Suitable for Container
Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest

Bulbs
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£15.00
5 bulbs
BU16UM05-IN21
Delivered by 12th October 2021
£21.00
10 bulbs
BU16UM10-IN21
Delivered by 12th October 2021
£30.00
15 bulbs
BU16UM15-IN21
Delivered by 12th October 2021

Description


Imposing, unusual and dramatic, Urginea are a diverse family, most originate in dry arid areas of Europe and western Asia, seen growing in rocky coastal areas. Urginea Maritima is a Mediterranean giant, also known as Sea Squill and is often seen growing on shallow stony soils. A rosette of leathery, green leaves with a blue tinge, each up to a meter long starts to develop in late autumn and winter and stays green through the colder months. The long, sword-shaped foliage acts as a fantastic plinth for several, fascinating, thick, upright flower stalks that start to appear in summer. By the time these stalks have grown to their full height, the foliage has totally died back. The purple stems develop to hold a mass of white, star-shaped blooms that are packed so closely they jostle for space. Each intriguing bloom contains a bright, zesty, lime-coloured anthers in the centre. The stems when cut add a dramatic touch to floral arrangements. While bees go mad for the pollen and nectar-rich blooms, you will often have several on each flower. A geophyte - meaning that it typically stores energy and water in storage organs beneath the soil surface - the intriguing looking bulbs are almost totally above the ground. Enveloped in several papery layers that prevent moisture loss and protect them from the heat of the summer sun, even from fires. Used medicinally for centuries, although like many ornamental bulbs, they are slightly toxic and can cause stomach upsets if ingested. We therefore recommend that you wash your hands when you have handled any bulbs. However, this does mean that rodents tend to leave them well alone. Growing to a height of 90cm and often taller, the bulbs will happily naturalise in the right conditions, dry, rocky, poor soil. Watch with fascination as the large bulbs split into two, creating larger clumps in time. Each plant only spreads to around 60cm, so it is perfect for a sunny courtyard or a smaller garden but will still pack a punch in a l arger garden.
Full Sun
White
Bulbs
Hardy Perennial Hardy bulb
Urginea_maritima
Cottage Garden Prairie Style planting Container Gardening Small Gardens
Yes
Summer
70cm (28in)
Suitable for Container Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest Ideal for Beginners
30cm (12in)
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£75

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Hardiness Guide


 

Will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C  & lower

Happy down to at least -5°C

Can withstand down to around 0°C

May be damaged by temperatures below 5°C

Can withstand temperatures between 5-10 °C

Happy in temperatures between 10-15 °C

Can withstand temperatures above 15 °C

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How hardy are your plants?

All plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

FH - Fully hardy - will withstand temperatures down to -15 C (5F) and often lower.
H - Hardy - are happy down to at least -5C (23F).
HH - Half hardy - can withstand down to around 0C (32F).
T - Tender - may be damaged by temperatures below 5C (41F)
WT Warm temperate can withstand temperatures between 5-10 C (41-50 F)
ST Sub Tropical are happy in temperatures between 10-15 C (50 59 F)
TR Tropical can withstand temperatures above 15 C (59 F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.

If in doubt, please do feel free to give us a call on 01386 562 999.

We offer plants in a range of formats so what you receive varies from plant to plant. The images below show what you will receive for each format.
More information on how to care for each format can be found below.

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