Scilla peruviana is one of Elke's Faves this season...this is what she has to say:
Also known as the Portuguese squill, Scilla peruviana should be in every garden. It starts out as a small, cone shaped flower head with tons of little flower buds and morphes into a gorgeous umbrella of blue amazingness. I love that it blooms later in spring giving me a longer-lasting spring garden.
Scilla peruviana is a stunning and unusual, clump-forming scilla with narrow green leaves and a beautiful flower ball of dark purple hues.
It's suitable for moist sunny borders. Scilla peruviana is of interest for its name; it is a native of southwest Europe, not of Peru. When Carolus Linnaeus described the species in 1753, he was given specimens imported from Spain aboard a ship named Peru, and was misled into thinking the specimens had come from that country. The rules of botanical naming do not allow a scientific name to be changed merely because it is potentially confusing.