Scilla in Bloom

Scilla in bloom (yes, that is a dandelion behind it!)

The Siberian squill or scilla in my front yard is up and blooming. Scilla is a wonderful spring bulb that naturalizes beautifully in the yard and blooms just a bit after crocus every spring. Last year, my scilla were fading by now because of the early spring, but now they are just opening up.

Scilla is one of the so-called minor bulbs, such as fritillaria and chiondoxa (also called glory of the snow). These bulbs bloom year after year, naturalize readily, and require absolutely zero care after you plant them. They are much easier than daffodils or tulips, but are less popular. I suspect that’s partly because their blooms are small, though they are lovely. You have to slow down and really look at them to enjoy them.

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3 Responses to Scilla in Bloom

  1. Karen says:

    And one a pretty flower it is, well worth slowing down for! There are so few blue flowers in the garden and one that is as carefree as Scilla deserves a lot of attention.

  2. commonweeder says:

    My scillas are up too, and so are the scillas and yellow crocuses at our Bridge of Flowers. What a flowery mead!

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