Scilla reverchonii (now Hyacinthoides reverchonii)

Rimmer deVries
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 05:01:24 PDT
I would start all almost scilla in early fall when temps start to decrease. Scilla reverchonii (now Hyacinthoides reverchonii) is an early spring bloomer. 
However, Plant World seeds says sow Scilla reverchonii any time. 

Following advice in Ian Youngs bulb log i start the seed about 1”+ deep in a gritty mix. 

Leave outside to catch the fluctuating temps. Freezing is fine for the scilla types from the Turkish mountains. 

Don't freeze scilla from non cold climates like Morocco or Madeira such as Scilla madeirensis, latifolia or Scilla lingulata. 
Though S lingulata Seems to do ok to 15F in dryish conditions. 

Fall sowing works for most fall and winter blooming scilla

Exceptions is Scilla haemorrhoidalis which needs to be sown immediately after harvest or seed loose viability.  5 months after harvest is too late. 

Rimmer in S central Kentucky
The Cold weather seems to have ended last week.  

> On Apr 7, 2019, at 10:00 PM, Joe G <> wrote:
> hey y'all,
> I received a packet of Scilla reverchonii through a seed exchange and
> haven't been able to fid any info on what its germination needs are.
> Has anyone here grown it from seed?
> Thanks in advance,
> -joe in SW Virginia, where Narcissus are entering their 7th week of bloom,
> the thousands of Ipheion I transplanted last fall are nudging closer to
> full bloom, wild bloodroot, Dicentra cucullaria, Erythronium americanum and
> hepatica are dropping their petals/sepals, and we're past the last
> projected freeze this spring (about a month early).
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