Puschkinia, also known as "Striped Squill", are closely related to both Scilla and Chionodoxa
and they date back to the early 19th century. Puschkinia are named after Count Apollos
Apollosovich Mussin-Pushkin, an 18th century Russian plant collector and chemist who led a
plant discovery expedition to the Middle East during the late 1700's where perhaps
Puschkinias were discovered. The plants are native to the Middle East and the Caucasus.
The 4-6" plants produce 1-10 tiny bluish-white star-shaped flowers in a raceme on a slender,
erect stem. The plants are deer proof and good naturalizers.
Plant 4" deep and 4" apart.