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It is blooming!

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For all that wanted to see the Peruvian Scilla aka The belly button, it has started to bloom, in the pics it looks blue, but it really is a light purple with yellow center. It has to be the slowest blooming flower I have ever seen, its taken almost 3 weeks to get to this point.
  • it is blooming, flowers, gardening
  • it is blooming, flowers, gardening
  • it is blooming, flowers, gardening
  • Marilyn Nobles
    Marilyn Nobles Detroit, TX
    on Aug 2, 2012

    can u grow this in texas???

  • Sherry A
    Sherry A
    on Aug 2, 2012

    would love one of these!!!

  • Carroll A
    Carroll A Coos Bay, OR
    on Aug 2, 2012

    @ Marilyn, I am not sure if it will grow in TX, I am in zone 7 and it is doing well after being neglected for maybe years. It is out in the open and gets no shade. But here on the coast we do not get the heat like you do. I did not plant this treasure. I found it in a flower bed overgrown with weeds when I bought my house. Maybe Douglas knows.

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Aug 3, 2012

    @Marilyn: Several folks on Dave's Garden report growing it in Texas and it supposedly likes hot, dry conditions.

  • Sue Kiene
    Sue Kiene
    on Sep 21, 2016

    it is beautiful.

    • Sue Kiene
      Sue Kiene
      on Sep 22, 2016

      here is an article about the plant. It says you should only split it if you really need to because it will disrupt its blooming for a year or 2. It also says that the head of the bulb should be planted just above the soil which is unusual. Sounds like if you do not split it, this is a good time to give it some fertilizer. Regardless, take care of your little jewel. http://www.paghat.com/scillaperuviana.html" target="_blank">http://www.paghat.com/scillaperuviana.html

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