Scilla violacea ~~ Finally lowe's got one in!

jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)June 21, 2014

And it was only one from the looks of it! LOL! I grabbed it fast. lol
One of my favorites and no one has had it yet this season, and there was only one at lowe's the other day.

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

A great plant! And it is busting out! :-D

Josh

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 2:38PM
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marguerite_gw

Also known as Ledebouria socialis, right? Very handsome.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 3:40PM
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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Hi Josh!
Yes, and yes. lol... I love this plant! I think I will divide it among 3 different pots. Need to keep a close eye on it for seeds too. :-)

Hi Marguerite! Thank you. :-)
yes it is. And is also known as Silver Squill and I've even seen it called Leopard Lily.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 4:26PM
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ariel7576(7b)

I got one as a bonus plant when I bought something on ebay. It has been quite promiscuous! Your "bulbs" are much fatter than any of mine, though, so I'm jealous.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 8:57PM
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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

That 's a great bonus gift Ariel! Yours will fatten up in time. :-). I do love how fast they multiply !

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 2:29AM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hi jojo!!

Beautiful Squill!! Mine is finally blooming again!!

Great find!!! :-)

Laura

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 2:40AM
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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Hi Laura!
Good to see you!!
I love the tiny blooms! I tried to get a picture, but with a breeze and my camera not working too well I couldn't.

Do you have yours in a gritty mix?
I'm watching and hope they get more in. Home Depot hasn't had any this season either.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 10:04AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Jojo,
if I remember rightly, this is one of the few plants that Al said prefers the 5-1-1. That's how I'm growing mine.

Josh

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 2:24PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hi Jojo!

Mine is in the 5-1-1 too!!

Like Josh, ( hi Josh). Al said it would do better in the 5-1-1. So, that is what I keep it in.

Yours looks like it is ready to bust out of that container!! What a deal!!!

Have a great night !!

Laura

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 9:21PM
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Sundewd(9B)

Went by lowes the other day but did not see anything like that in the cactus section. Maybe it would be in perennials?

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 12:29PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

It looks like JoJo got hers from "The Cactus Collection" (at least I think I'm looking at the sticker right), which would be found in the C&S section. I've never seen Scilla in our BBS C&S sections. Which is sad, I want one too.

Planto

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 12:37PM
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ariel7576(7b)

Maybe mine aren't fattening because I have failed to treat them like succulents? (They've gotten plenty of water, so they're not bulging-out to store water?)
I'm going to to stop letting them have so much water and get them into a much more porous mix (I think they're just in dirt right now--my transition to gritty mix is incomplete). I'll attempt a small batch of 5-1-1.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 1:19PM
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Sundewd(9B)

Went by lowes the other day but did not see anything like that in the cactus section. Maybe it would be in perennials?

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 1:25PM
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CDCFRMS

Jojo, no need to wait for seeds these multiply like crazy once they get going.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 1:29PM
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kathi_mdgd

I have a huge one of these,seems like i have to repot it every year or so.In fact i've been thinking of doing it all week,just havn't got around to it.This thing grows like gangbusters for me.
Kathi

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 5:42PM
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