Scilla liliohyacinthus is a bulbous perennial with broadly strap-shaped, semi-erect, glossy basal leaves. Erect stems to 25cm tall bear loose clusters of soft blue, star-shaped flowers in spring.
Scilla is a genus of about 50 to 80 bulb-forming perennial herbs in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae, native to woodlands, subalpine meadows, and seashores throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle-East. A few species are also naturalized in Australia, New Zealand and North America. Their flowers are usually blue, but white, pink, and purple types are known; most flower in early spring, but a few are autumn-flowering. Several Scilla species are valued as ornamental garden plants.