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Scilla

 

(squill), a genus of perennial early-spring bulbous herbs of the family Liliaceae. The leaves are in a radical cluster. The flowers, which are mostly dark or light blue, are solitary or in a raceme at the apex of a leafless stem. The perianth is campanulate or rotate and has six segments. The fruit is a capsule. There are about 60 species, distributed predominantly in the Mediterranean region. The USSR has 13 species, growing mainly in the Caucasus. S. sibirica grows in forests, along forest edges, and in thickets. A number of species, including S. bifolia, S. hyacinthoides, and S. sibirica, are cultivated as ornamentals. Occasionally species of the genera Hepatica and Mercurialis are called squill.

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These will be accompanied by Scilla sibirica, their glorious sky blue contrasting with the yellow daffs.
Scilla, Pushkinia, and Glory in the Snow (Chinodoxa), are all good in window boxes, as are Anemone blanda, a corm rather than a bulb, and the late winter, early spring flowering hardy cyclamen, especially C coum and C alpinum.
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Cofiais imi anfon gair atoch (15 Awst, 2008) fel y soniai fy mam am ei hen nain o Ddyffryn Ardudwy yn defnyddio 'squills' (Seren y Gwanwyn, Scilla Verna), blodyn bach glas yn perthyn i'r nionyn a dyfai ar lan y mor.
Use ferns as the mainstay and then you can interplant with many winter bulbs such as winter aconites, snowdrops and species daffodils and scilla.
Scilla siberica | Scilla siberica | Cover the banana crown | Cover the banana crown | Spring border in the brick garden at Glebe Cottage | Spring border in the brick garden at Glebe Cottage ONE of the colours that most reminds me of spring is blue.
They also help bridge the gap between the first splashes of colour provided mainly by other bulbs – narcissi, scilla and their ilk – and early performing perennials, euphorbias, aquilegias, iris and doronicum.
alexis in aspromonte, santo stefano in aspromonte and scilla.
His own personal favourites for each season, which are easily grown in this country and will add both colour and texture to the garden scene, include Cornus sanguinea 'Winter Flame' in winter; Scilla siberica, Helleborus nigra and Fritillaria meleagris 'Alba' in spring; Dicentra Formosa 'Aurora', Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge', Paeonia 'White Wings', Rosa moyesii 'Nevada' and Phlox paniculata 'Rosa Pastell' in summer; and Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' and Gentiana makinoi in autumn.
SCILLA These pretty clump-formers are a common sight in springtime, providing a splash of colour in sun or dappled shade under deciduous trees or shrubs.