My Favorite Bulbs in April
by Joan Keyes
If you're looking for something a little different, that blooms in April, try these.
- Puschkinia scilloides --striped Squill
5” tall. Early to mid-spring blooming. Puschkinia, an heirloom wildflower bulb originating from Asia Minor, is a fantastic naturalizer in the garden forming extensive colonies that bloom with striped ice-blue flowers. Highly recommended for planting under deciduous trees and large shrubs. Excellent in drier, shaded sites.
- Chionodoxa forbesii- Glory of the snow--much sassier than scilla
5"-10" tall. Rich blue flowers with a large white center; 5-10 small starry flowers in a spray per stem; great naturalizers in rock and woodland gardens or in lawns; 'shoes and socks' plant for larger daffodils, tulips and hyacinths; late winter/early spring; zones 3-8.