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

Posted by jojosplants 9/ Tucson, Az. (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 21, 14 at 14:13

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

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

Josh


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

Also known as Ledebouria socialis, right? Very handsome.


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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.


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

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.


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


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

Hi jojo!!

Beautiful Squill!! Mine is finally blooming again!!

Great find!!! :-)

Laura


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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.


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

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


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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


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

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


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

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


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

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.


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

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


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


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

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


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