Commonly known as The Striped Squill and closely related to Scilla and Chionodoxa, circa 1800, this deer-proof heirloom can thrive and multiply for generations when left undisturbed in well-draining soil. A Caucus native named for Russian botanist Count Puschkin, these little star-shaped flowers are good for expansive drifts between shrubs and trees and for sweet clusters tucked into border plantings and rock gardens. Bulb size: 5 to 6 cm. Bloom time: April. Height: 5". Plant 4" deep and 4" apart. Horticultural zones: 4-8.