Scilla bifolia

fritchick .
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:06:30 PDT
Jim, I like that you mention this scilla.  I have it, or something very
very close, pop up in all the gardens I've had. It usually piggybacks on
some clump of something as I've moved from house to house.  I love it; I
get down on my knees to inspect; it has occasionally popped up in the
middle of the grass.  And I always walk away smiling.  The blue is
striking.  If I'm being honest, I was actually thinking of it yesterday, as
I was able to be outside comfortably for the first time in months and was
cleaning up.  Spring will be official for me when I see it.

in SE Pennsylvania (where the Scoliposis made it through the winter and you
probably heard me howling with sheer delight!)

On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 11:12 PM, James Waddick <> wrote:

> Dear PBSers,
>         I have been reading about Scilla bifolia. Years ago -maybe 10 or
> more - we bought some typical, white and pink flowered forms. When they
> first bloomed and only got to 2 inches we were a bit disappointed.
> Wikipedia says they are 4 to 8 in tall. Nothing close to that here.
>         Over the years they have romped around the garden showing up here
> and there in miniature beauty mostly where they were never planted. Not
> sure if squirrels move them , but more likely self spread seed. They don’t
> spread enough to be weedy and we do wish they were more aggressive, but we
> find these tiny spots of color- mostly blue remains - and enjoy them
> tremendously beyond their actual dimmesions might suggest.
>         Hard to recommend a tiny 2 in cluster of tiny little flowers, but
> they are not expensive to start with and worth every penny. They have come
> through temps well below 0F for years and seems to thrive on neglect. Give
> these little bulbs a big hand?
>                 Gems            Jim W.
> James Waddick
> 8871 NW Brostrom Rd
> Kansas City, MO 64152-2711
> Phone     816-746-1949
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