This plant, while not rare, is certainly uncommon and unusual. I purchased the mother plant from Missouri Botanical Garden in 1999 and had no idea what it was. It has beautiful green-gray leaves with darker green leopard-like spots. Purple stems and bulbs that swell as they store water add a beautiful color contrast. In the years that I have had this plant, I have neglected it, over-watered it, under watered it, let it freeze, deprived it of light, gave it too much light and generally abused it. It has taken it all like a champ and, in spite of all that awful treatment, has multiplied, bloomed and generally thrived. I have always grown it as a house plant, but I understand that it may be grown outdoors in areas with warmer winter climates. I have found that it doesn't like extreme rapid weather changes and should not be moved frequently once established. I will take a cutting from the mother plant (The third picture is the mother plant. Her name is Esmerelda. Essie, for short) when you place your order and you will receive a division that includes at least 5 bulbs. This will be wet wrapped and covered with plastic to retain moisture during transit. This plug will need to be planted immediately. This plant often takes a bit of time to re-establish itself after propagation. Be patient and give it a bit of attention and it will reward your efforts for years to come! I ship all plants through USPS.
Jan 10, 2016 by Dena Belcher
The squill is doing great! Thank you so much!
Jul 6, 2015 by Crystal
Arrived quickly packaged very well! Thank you for making a custom order for me and once again perfect service!
Apr 3, 2015 by Dena Belcher
Absolutely love this plant !!
Jan 23, 2015 by Dena Belcher
Packaged very carefully and arrived healthy! I have already replanted it! Thank you!
Shipping is USPS First Class or Priority. The shipping cost does not include insurance, confirmation or any other additional services. If you prefer to have a service added, please let us know before checkout and we will be happy to adjust things for you! Due to various state and international laws, we cannot ship plants or seeds to foreign countries. We are happy to ship the other products in our shop anywhere in the world.
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Returns & exchanges
We do not accept returns, though we are happy to replace or refund the full price of any items that arrive damaged.
We are constantly adding new varieties to our inventory, so we may have something in stock that we haven't had a chance to list yet. Please don't hesitate to make requests! We do offer wholesale discounts on orders of 5 or more of the same plant. We guarantee that all of our plants will arrive healthy, safe and free of bugs and disease. Our seeds are guaranteed healthy and viable, with a 90% germination rate when planted according to directions provided. When you order seeds that are known to have a naturally lower germination rate, we will include extra seeds to meet this promise.