|Foliage in late March |
It was a nice surprise to find these blooming, two-and-a-half years after starting them from seed, in an out-of-the-way corner of the yard. Since then, I've established them in several other garden areas. Although their main show doesn't come till late in the season, they are a multi-season plant, whose foliage emerges burgundy in earliest spring, and stays in a neat clump through spring and summer. They obligingly multiply to satisfy my wish to have them all around.
||blue (late summer-fall)
||ordinary garden soil
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||early November|
Note: the species used to be classified in Scilla, but it appears to have made a recent transition to Barnardia. I duly updated this page, even though I think I will continue to think of this plant as Scilla scilloides.
|The seeds look like mouse droppings! |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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|Umit||Jul 05, 2009||Hi Rob. Are you sure that this picture belongs to "Scilla autumnalis"? It looks rather long for this species. Autumn squill reaches about 0.25m height which means it's a tiny plant. |
I think you're right - this is probably Scilla scilloides. Renaming the page.
- Seed from HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 70F (80%G, 12d-8w)
- Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (89%G, 10-53d)
- Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 70F (86%G, 7-17d)
- Seed from '14 garden. Baggy 70F (no G, 18d);
Seed from NARGS '18/'19 exchange (71%G, 25-39d)
Germination occurs over an extended period.
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