sibirica, at about 15cm, produces violet bell-like flowers.
it contains loads of Cyclamen, Allium, Ornithogalum, Scilla
, Pancratium, etc') (7), urging Fox Talbot to specialise in a particular plant family, 'such as the curious orchideaferns-aroidea-bulbs-euphorbiacea-cacti- or other succulents or any neglected family besides.' (8)
There were a few smaller bulbs, such as grape hyacinth or scillas
, but that was about the limit of it.
The true scillas
include Peruvian scilla
peruviana), which naturalizes along the California coast and in most of Southern California, and Siberian squill (S.
With dark purple tulips, I would use scillas
and white camassias underneath."
In March blue bulbs abound, scillas
, muscari and the first of the daffodils.
Daffodils and all the little blue bulbs - scillas
, muscari, hyacinth and chionodoxa can go straight into the ground.
We're watering extensively and, as we go, removing the last remnants of old foliage of spring bulbs, snowdrops, narcissi and scillas
colonise quickly, they dawdle compared to all forms of muscari.
If you have purchased or received as gifts any of the spring-flowering bulbs such as scillas
, croci, grape hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and hyacinth, enjoy them today.
Eventually, bulbs and corms like snowdrops, daffodils and narcissus, crocuses, grape hyacinths and scillas
left in the same place, will develop into large clumps and become `blind' and stop flowering.
IN adequately lit but fairly dry positions, some of the Scillas
and autumn-flowering cyclamen will do quite well, but you will need to improve the soil first.