Wordless Wednesday 16/4/13 – Scilla peruviana

Scilla peruviana
Scilla peruviana

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  1. Anna says:

    So pretty Helen. I can see this perched on a head on Ladies Day at Ascot. Such a soft colour. Off to research.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Anna
      I got it from Bob Brown at our last HPS meeting – he sells plants there so there is no hope for me at all!

  2. One scilla I had not seen…lovely

  3. Wow! Don’t know this one; what a prize!

  4. Cathy says:

    What an astonishing head of flowers – is this another of your alpines?

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Cathy
      No I dont think it is an alpine – although it may be as the definition of alpine seems to change depending on who you speak to. It is quite a robust plant and far bigger and meatier than other scillas.

  5. Helen Johnstone says:

    I’m glad you like the scilla peruviana. It is a new plant to me and looks very exotic and tender but my research says it isnt tender although it needs some shelter. Research also says that despite its name it isnt from Peru but came to this country on a boat called Peru it is actually from the Mediterrean. Apparently it is easy in good soil and needs full sun and good light – although I thought they were one and the same. It is going by my new steps.

  6. What a gorgeous scilla. It looks like the Ontario Rock Garden and Hardy Plant Society has seeds, so it must be tough enough to withstand our Southern Ontario winters. Thanks for the intro.

  7. kate says:

    Very beautiful – and a new one on me too. Gorgeous….

  8. Leilani says:

    Fascinating! Doubt those grow in west Texas, though. :-/

  9. Helen says:

    They are beautiful, new to me too. Was it bought as a plant or a bulb?

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Helen
      Bought it as a plant from Cotswold Garden Flowers – couldnt resist the flowers

  10. Helen says:

    Thank you for the reply, I shall have to keep an eye out for someone selling them up here, as they’re definitely stunners. 🙂

  11. Lyn says:

    I have been considering buying this plant, Helen, as it has been imported by my favourite mail-order nursery and highly recommended by them for Australian conditions. It is so gorgeous I think I might try it.

  12. What a sumptuous color and unusual form. Thanks for introducing me to another potential obsession!

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