Scilla kraussii is a small, very hardy, deciduous, fast growing, bulbous plant with short, broad leaves that have attractive purple streaks. It bears spikes of beautiful, misty blue flowers in January. The bulb could reach 10cm in height and the inflorescence maybe 10cm.
Plant it in full sun or semi shade. Lovely in a rockery or a grassland.It makes an excellent cut flower and container plant.
Scilla kraussi and Scilla natalensis are now both called Merwilla plumbea. However, from a horticultural perspective, I have decided to retain the name Scilla kraussii as a seperate entity due to the size difference.