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Scilla rosenii C. Koch

Plant 15-20 cm. Bulbs ovoid, violet-brown, 1-3 cm diam. Leaves 2-3, up to 12-15 cm long and 1 cm broad, linear, sulcate above. Flower stem with 1-2 large azure-white flowers. They are similar in shape to cyclamen flowers, up to 3.5 cm diam. V - early spring (April in St Petersburg) to mid-summer (June). Fl - early spring. Fr - a month later. P - by seed and daughter bulbs. Plant in groups. Prefers well-drained soil and a sunny or partially shaded position. Good for the rock garden and for cut flowers. The gem of the genus. Z 4. New.

Caucasus (western Transcaucasus) and northeastern Turkey. In subalpine meadows and forest clearings.


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