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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Puschkinia Adams
Striped squill
Hyacinthaceae, formerly in Liliaceae

One or two species, depending on classification. Distributed in the Caucasus and adjacent countries.

P. scilloides Adams

Caucasus (almost all regions) northern Iran, Turkey and Lebanon. In mountain meadows and stony slopes to 3,000 m.

Scape to 10-20 cm. Bulb conical, covered by grey scales. Leaves two, 7-15 cm x 1 cm, grooved. Inflorescence a one-sided cyme with 10-20 white-azure flowers. Perianth shallowly campanulate, with blue stripes on lobes. V - early spring to mid-summer, in St. Petersburg April-July. Fl - April. Fr - June. P - by seed and division. Demands a fertile, well-drained soil. Excellent for group planting and rock gardens. Z 4.

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