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A friend has asked me to id this plant for her.She said it had white flowers.She got it at a sale of work and it has multiplied rapidly. I thought it sounded like my spotted orchid but it is the wrong colour and the root seems to be quite different. Any idea would be gratefully received.

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That's a Silver Squill (Ledebouria socialis), Scotsgran. It's often sold in the cactus and succulent sections of the garden centers here. Unlike other squills, it doesn't take much frost, but it is evergreen. Probably best as a sunny houseplant, or an indoor-outdoor plant sheltered from the rain in Scotland.

25 Aug, 2010


Thank you she will be thrilled to know what it is. She lives in Forres in Morayshire so they do get snow but generally the climate is better than in more exposed areas. She may well have had it in the house or green house.

26 Aug, 2010


Indeed, mine is now some size with many offsets clustered tightly together. It is an indoor plant as Tug says, at least mine is! Ok outside in summer though.

26 Aug, 2010


My friend had this outside until it got a bitcold and then put it in a leanto greenhouse but she was worried when they got frost that it might die so she brought it indoors to the front porch. She sends her thanks for such a speedy reply.

27 Aug, 2010


Plants such as this often tolerate cold (relatively cold conditions) if kept perfectly dry. Still best not getting below 0 though.

28 Aug, 2010

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