A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 75 – Siberian Squill

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“Squill on Nine Mile Run” – Spring 2013 – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA

“A Plant a Day till Spring” will highlight one plant a day, starting on the winter solstice (December 21, 2013)… And ending on the vernal equinox (March 20, 2014)… If all goes to plan I will be starting with old Snowdrop photos from 2013… And ending with new photos of Snowdrops in 2014…

Scilla… Also known as “Squill”… Squill is one of those words that sounds like it should be followed with a “MWOMP, MWOMP, mwoooomp” anytime the word is spoken…

Squill are tiny plants… Rarely taller than 4″… They are a member of the Asparagacea family… And despite the inclusion of the word “Siberian” in the common name… This plant is not native to Siberia… But is in fact is native to Southwestern Russia and Turkey…

Scilla bulbs can get expensive… Almost shockingly expensive when you consider the fact that this perennial really only blooms for a handful of days per year…

Scilla is most common in the color blue… Whit is the next most common… Then there is what I consider to the “Holy Grail” of Squill… Pink to light-pink…

Scilla is considered an invasive plant in much of the world… The bulb reproduces via offsets… But it also reproduces with highly viable seeds… This reproductive duo can apparently create a shit-storm of plants… So many that they can thickly colonize when planted in perfect soil and conditions…

I recommend naturalizing Squill in your lawn… It will finish blooming and die long before the first lawn cutting…

Sometimes you feel like a Squill… Sometimes you don’t…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

If you want some science – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scilla_siberica

These “Plant a Day Till Spring” posts are simply intended to kill time until spring when I start writing more… My source (where applicable) is Wikipedia.org… The photography is all my own… And I am adding my own information…

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