Optimum Planting Time: September – November
Flowers: March - April
Height: 15cm (6in)
Where to plant
Puschkinia will grow well in any moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun or part shade.
How to plant in the ground
Puschkinia look fantastic at the front of a border, mixed with other spring-flowering plants.
1. If planting on heavy soil, prepare the ground before planting by digging in a good quality compost mixed with horticultural grit to improve drainage.
2. Using a trowel or bulb planter, dig holes 5-10cm deep, spaced approximately 5-10cm apart.
3. Place one bulb in each hole with the pointed tip facing upwards and cover over with soil.
4. Water well to settle the soil around the bulbs.
How to plant in containers
1. Choose a container with good drainage holes and fill it with a good quality multi-purpose compost mixed with horticultural grit.
2. Plant the bulbs 10cm deep in the compost with their pointed tips upwards, making sure they are not touching.
3. Water well to settle the compost and place the pot in a sunny spot.
- Keep the soil moist during the growing period. There’s no need to water during the summer once the foliage has died back.
- Once the flowering has finished, allow the foliage to die back naturally as this allows the plant to build up food stores in the bulb for next year’s flowers.
Pests and Diseases
Puschkinia are generally pest and disease-free.