Urginea maritima (Sea Squill)
Urginea maritima (Sea Squill) - A large bulb to 12" wide that often rests partially above ground and produces 12-18" long by 4 inch wide glaucus blue-green strap-shaped leaves that emerge in late fall and last into the following summer. During the summer, the leaves diminish and in late summer into fall emerge tall stalks rising to 3 to 4 feet with tightly clustered pink-tinged white flower buds that open to expose star shaped white flowers with yellow centers that produce bird and bee attracting nectar. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil. Tolerates winter temperatures to 20 to 25 degrees, but best to protect from temperatures below 28° F that can damage foliage and discourage flowering. Gophers reportedly do not eat this plant. A great plant for the dry garden or used in large container and an excellent long lasting cut flower.