Scilla - Primrose
The onset of spring is really felt with an increase in the number and duration of sunny days, by birdsong, swelling of the buds on trees and shrubs. The willow buds are the first to open towards the sun, after them, in the thawed open areas of the soil, primroses appear. One of them, scilla - small blue flowers on thin stems with linear leaves (in shape resemble the leaves of all bulbous) only in reduced sizes. Another name for the scilla is Scylla. It belongs to the so-called ephemeroid plants, which after flowering in April for 15-20 days, disappear before the next spring.
Mistakenly, many people call the snowdrop a snowdrop, although it is very similar to it. If you discard all scientific descriptions, then you can safely call it a flower, one of the first to appear “from under the snow”. The fragility and insecurity of the bluebell, the blue color of the flower, comparable to the bright blue April sky, give it a special charm.
Spills grow in loose, moist soil, both in well-lit and in dark areas. In the care of flowers are not whimsical and tolerate transplanting well, even during flowering.
Planting is carried out by seeds or bulbs in the summer, while the depth of planting should not be more than 5-6 cm. But the distance between the flowers should be left a little more, about 10 cm, since the sprout can propagate by self-sowing. The seeds that have fallen from the fruit box on the ground around the plant will increase the planting area over time, creating blue islands in spring.
The unpretentiousness and decorativeness of the woodland increase the range of its application for landscape decoration. It is planted under fruit trees, on lawns, and is widely used in the design of alpine slides. In combination with other primroses (crocuses, snowdrops), the forest can become a wonderful spring decoration of the rock garden.
The miniature spelling (in height it reaches 10-12 cm) is another advantage in the design of the garden. By blooming and dropping leaves, the scilla comfortably hides from the sun's rays in the grass and the shadows of other plants, leaving no empty space.
Scylla has more than 80 species that are common in the subtropical climate of Europe and Asia. Some garden species of Scylla have yellowish or white inflorescences.