Scilla lingulata

Jane McGary
Mon, 08 Nov 2004 16:33:03 PST
I couldn't resist posting a second photo of Scilla lingulata ssp. ciliolata 
on the wiki, since the one I photographed last year is even better this year:…

What a cheerful little bulb to have flowering in mid-November -- and it 
stays open on dull days, too. On top of all that, it has a delightful 
fragrance similar to lilacs.

I don't think this succulent-leaved bulb would do well in the open garden 
anywhere but California; however, it is so small (the flowering stems reach 
only about 3 in/7.5 cm) that you can pack a pot  full of it. It increases 
pretty fast, too. Barring disaster I should have some available next summer.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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