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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2010, 05:01:08 PM »
A scilla just coming into flower in the sunshine.
  Scilla gorganica

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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2010, 07:10:58 PM »
For us Scilla bifolia is a ubiquitous, but attractive spring flower. We inherited ours with the garden and they have coped well with the changes we have made to the surrounding habitats. The first was in a nettle patch, which after much work is now a rock garden. The second spent 2 years under builders rubble, before this area became a woodland garden. As this species is never planted, or used as a garden plant here, the plants must be remnants of the meadow and woodland, which were here before the village was built. We have seen white and pink forms in the wild, but they are like hens' teeth here.

that's a nice plant to have self established!

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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2010, 11:50:10 AM »
True- it does make a lovely splash of colour for a week or so  ;)
Flowering here now a couple more Scilla I can't put names to. The first has a reddish tinge to the petals on the outside before they open and pale yellow pollen. The second has dark blue pollen.
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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2010, 12:38:39 PM »
True- it does make a lovely splash of colour for a week or so  ;)
Flowering here now a couple more Scilla I can't put names to. The first has a reddish tinge to the petals on the outside before they open and pale yellow pollen. The second has dark blue pollen.

Simon, they both look to me like short stemed S. bifolia.
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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2010, 02:11:32 PM »
Therein lies the dilemma, Oron. I have never knowingly bought Scilla bifolia and these aren't native ones from the garden- they don't like like Bulgarian Scilla bifolia though. I guess I could have been sold them as something else  ;)
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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2010, 02:19:27 PM »
I guess I could have been sold them as something else  ;)

Oh yes, the rare S. bifolia ssp. brachystachys... ;D ;)
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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2010, 06:45:58 PM »
Well I'll wait and see how the leaves and flowering stems develop  ;)
Also flowering here a Scilla we purchased as S.sibirica 'Atrocoerulea' and a Scilla morrisi (Meikle, Cyprus)grown from Mike Salmon seed. This has just bulked back up to flowering size after the year of the vole attack. Unfortunately it has had its flowering stem so long the tip has been nibbled off- so just the one flower this year.  ::)
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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2010, 08:01:07 PM »
Nice Scilla species from everybody :D

My first scilla in the garden is always S. mischtschenkoana.
Nothing spectacular but easy and very reliable...spreads easy by seed.
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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2010, 08:52:57 PM »
Armin,

need the S. mischtschenkoana a sunny or a shade place in summer? Lost all of mine in the last years, mostly grow at a sunny side in summer.
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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2010, 09:00:02 PM »
Uli,
this clump is growing under a shrub. Sunny only around noontime but full shadow in the morning and afternoon and during summer when the shrub has leaves.
I don't give any attention to it. I got 1 bulb some years ago as a present in a pot arrangement of spring flowers. After indoor flowering finished I planted it in the garden.
Sofar the story behind. :D
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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2010, 09:10:04 PM »
Nice answer, so I will look for bulbs in autumn.
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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2010, 10:53:01 AM »
Started blooming of Scilla. The first is Scilla winogradowii, another a little doubtful winogradowii (reported from too low altitude)
On last superb large blooming pink colored form of Scilla bifolia taurica found by Dima Zubov in Crim, near Kubalatch. The form from Crim (taurica) has much larger flowers, may be worth of subsp. range? Flower of this pink is at leadst twice as large as other pink colored of typical S. bifolia.
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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2010, 11:30:45 AM »
That last one is lovely - looks more apricot than pink, very pretty!
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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2010, 02:08:27 PM »
Started blooming of Scilla. The first is Scilla winogradowii, another a little doubtful winogradowii (reported from too low altitude)
Janis

The "doubtful" S. winogradowii certainly looks very similar to the true winogradowii in the top photo, except perhaps the shape of the anthers is different, but that may be due to the younger flowers in the top photo showing elongate anthers that have not yet split.  I know that in American plant species, the distribution and altitudinal range is often "extended" as plants are found where they supposedly shouldn't be... too low, or too high, or too far afield... but the reported range can be questionable if the field studies are incomplete, which is likely.

Regardless, it's a fine looking Scilla, and the pink one.... ooh so nice.
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Re: Scilla 2010
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2010, 05:29:58 PM »
Still very few scillas are blooming, but this one subsp. caucasica of Scillasibirica belongs to one of my most lovely. It is very floriferous and has purple flower stalk and darker leaves.
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