Scilla taurica

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Kelaidis
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Scilla taurica

Just stumbled on this old picture of a rather little known scilla. Considering what work horses Scilla bifolia and Scilla sibirica are in our gardens (not to mention the Endymions), a few more scilla would never hurt. Now to figure out where I photographed this and if I still have it!

Hyacinthella
is blooming all over my garden right now (or is it Muscari azureum, Hyacinthus azurea or what?). That rates high among my favorite bulbs--and do you think I have a picture?

Hoy
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Don't you have a camera? Take a picture now! I grow some Scillas too, but I have no S taurica. One of my best Scillas is S. lilio-hyacinthus.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Mark McD
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I believe the revision and breakup of Scilla is underway, see:
http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/pbs/2003-December/016258.html

Many of the 50-60 scilla species are slated to be divided up into a messload (technical term) of new genera (some becoming monotypic genera with just 1 species, or narrowly defined genera with just a few species), or ascribed to other existing genera.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hoy
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McDonough wrote:

I believe the revision and breakup of Scilla is underway, see:
http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/pbs/2003-December/016258.html

Many of the 50-60 scilla species are slated to be divided up into a messload (technical term) of new genera (some becoming monotypic genera with just 1 species, or narrowly defined genera with just a few species), or ascribed to other existing genera.

I have anticipated this!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Boland
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Trond, I saw those Scilla in Spain 2 years ago...they are beauties for sure!  I have never seen them for sale in Canada but would love to get my hands on them.  I think is it one of the best Scilla.

My current fav in my garden is Scilla rosenii..got this from Janis Ruksans two years ago.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
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Todd, The hyacinthus are nice but so are the rosenii!
I have a Scilla I thought were rosenii but the color is different, more white. And they flower almost on the ground but stretch.

S hyacinthus pop up in my woodland, they seem to do well in a little shadow.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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