Scylla is a flower that delights with its beauty with the onset of the first spring heat, as soon as snow leaves the earth. He can not boast of large sizes, but the bright color immediately attracts attention. The plant feels great both in the forest (natural habitat) and in flower beds at summer residents. It is very popular due to its unpretentiousness and undemanding care.
Description of Popular Views
Depending on the characteristics, the scilla flower (Scilla luciliae) is divided into several types, each of which has its own characteristics not only in external data, but also in the nuances of agricultural technology. It is important to choose the right variety and provide it with proper care, so that with the first spring rays of the sun, admire the flowering of primroses in your flower bed.
Scylla Siberica owes its name to the mistake of scientists. The plant was grown from seeds and thought that it originally grew in Siberia. Later it became known that the climate of this region is not suitable for the cultivation of this flower, and the seeds were collected near Volgograd.
Siberian Scylla blooms mainly in blue.
In Scilla of the Siberica species, both leaves and inflorescences are simultaneously shown from the soil. It blooms in white or blue. With the onset of spring heat, the soil is covered with a beautiful carpet of thick forest. Only snowdrop can compete with them in early blooming. Flowering lasts about 3 weeks.
Attention! A feature of the Siberian silla siberica is sensitivity to sunlight. Its buds open strictly at 10 am, and close at 17:00. If the street is cloudy and rainy, then the inflorescences may not open at all.
Of particular note is the Scylla Siberian variety Alba. Its snow-white flowers are beautiful both in single plantings and in contrast with Spring Beauty.
An onion plant, which is also popularly called wild hyacinth. You can also meet this flower in the classification as a Spanish Scylla. It has lanceolate or linear leaves and a conical inflorescence. The height of the scylla is about 25 cm, the color of the flowers is bright blue. The flowering period falls at the end of May or the beginning of June. Propagated by both seeds and bulbous children. Perfect for decorating rabatok, alpine slides and ordinary flower beds.
The literera looks great both on classic flower beds and on alpine slides.
The largest of the known species of forest stands. The flower got its name in honor of the researcher of these plants in the Caucasus. The flowering period falls on March - April, lasts up to 20 days. 1-4 flowers, mostly white, are collected in a brush; in rare cases, blue or pale lilac varieties are found.
Mishchenko is one of the largest flower varieties.
This scilla is a unique flower, the description of which says that the plant reaches a maximum height of 30 cm. A flower-bearing shoot is formed alone. The color of the flowers can be white, pink or bluish. Outwardly, they resemble bells collected in small bunches of several pieces. The flowering period is in May, lasts about 15 days.
The bell-shaped Scylla requires mandatory shelter or digging for the winter.
Attention! For the winter, this scilla should be dug up or sheltered.
Under natural conditions, the scilla of the species Rosea grows in the mountain meadows of the Caucasus. The forest is named after the famous diplomat who was the companion of the traveler Koch. The bulb produces one arrow with a single flower, the diameter of which reaches 5 cm. Its color is whitish or light blue. Flowering occurs in early May and lasts about 2 weeks. While in gardens and flowerbeds, this kind of scylla is rare.
Rosen grows predominantly in the wild.
Scylla of Peruvian
The height of the Scilla peruviana plant does not exceed 30 cm. Several flower-bearing sprouts form, on which small flowers of saturated blue color are formed. In diameter, they do not exceed 1 cm. The inflorescences are dense, have the shape of a cone. Leaflets are linear, up to 1.5 cm wide. On each bush there are about 5-8 of them.
Peruvian Scylla forms inflorescences of a saturated blue color.
Scilla bifolia (bifolia) is also called a two-year-old. She is also one of the lowest. The maximum height of the plant does not exceed 15 cm. The plant is characterized by abundant flowering, has from 1 to 3 sprouts, on which bunches of very fragrant flowers appear. On each shoot there are up to 15 pieces. Their color is white or pink. This scilla has only 2 leaves up to 20 cm long. It is this feature that owes its name. The flowering period falls at the end of April and lasts up to 15 days.
The double-leafed scilla is one of the most undersized species.
Outdoor Landing Rules
Growing Scylla does not require much experience and practical skills from the gardener. However, you should adhere to simple rules, so that the plant pleased with the flowering and began to multiply rapidly.
Scylla should be planted in a sunny, well-lit place. If this is not possible, then partial shade (for example, an empty distance between garden trees) is suitable. Regarding the soil, the plant has no particular vagaries; it feels great both on sandstones and loams.
Scylla is planted in well-lit areas.
Attention! An important condition is that the flower does not tolerate wetlands and increased acidity. Preference should be given to soil rich in organic matter.
Before landing Scylla in open ground, a number of preparatory measures should be carried out. In particular, the earth needs to be carefully dug up and humus or peat added to it. In addition, for these plants, it is recommended to add forest soil to the soil with foliage and pieces of bark.
Bulbs are planted in the flowerbed in June or early July. Just during this period, foliage on adult plants already begins to die. For planting, dig holes with a depth of up to 7 cm, the distance between which is left about 5-10 cm. In them, your favorite primrose should be planted.
Although Scylla refers to unpretentious plants that do not require close attention and care, however, it can only please with lush and beautiful flowering with proper care.
Scylla should be watered only in the morning so that drops of water do not fall on the flowers. Otherwise, they will no longer be so attractive. Irrigation should not be plentiful, because the plant does not like wet soil, but slightly moist.
Watering the Scylla should be moderate.
Before the scilla begins to bloom, top dressing with the content of:
If autumn is chosen for fertilizing, then preference should be given to granular. In spring, it is better to use liquid products. Also, complex preparations (for example, Nitrofoska) are suitable for the scilla. Timely feedings make flowering plentiful and long. Also, after these procedures, plants tolerate winter better.
After each watering or heavy rainfall, it is recommended to loosen the soil. The depth of cultivation should not exceed 2.5 cm. Otherwise, the roots will experience oxygen deficiency. Also, the necessary procedure is the removal of weeds, which not only consume nutrients from the soil, but also interfere with air circulation, contribute to the development of fungal diseases, the spread of pests.
A necessary measure of care for the scylla is the timely removal of the testes. Otherwise, the plants will occupy a significant area of the flowerbed due to self-propagation.
Attention! Seed boxes ripen approximately at the end of June. Trim them before the peel begins to crack.
Forests require transplantation once every 3 years. This procedure promotes healthy growth and the preservation of the decorative qualities of plants. Scylls are dug up, the children are separated and planted back on the flower bed. It is best to carry out such actions in late September or early October.
Growing as an indoor flower
The frost resistance of some varieties of Scylla leaves much to be desired, because they are grown as house flowers in indoor conditions. Their distinguishing feature is slightly elongated internodes. In the summer, the flower pot should be hidden from direct sunlight, however, remember that the Scylla needs good lighting.
Low frost resistance
Due to the low frost resistance of some varieties, they are grown in room conditions.
In the warm season, the optimum temperature for the scilla spill is considered to be + 22-25 ° C, from autumn it is gradually lowered so that the plant is kept at + 10-12 ° C in winter. If this indicator is higher, then the flower will stretch very much. Indoor Scylla flower does not require additional spraying and tolerates dry air. In summer, watering is required to be moderate, in winter it is reduced to a minimum, but they do not allow the flower to drop foliage.