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Scilla scilloides - (Lindl.)Druce.
                 
Common Name
Family Hyacinthaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Hills and lowland all over Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Scilla scilloides


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Scilla scilloides
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Physical Characteristics
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Scilla scilloides is a BULB growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in) by 0.1 m (0ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
S. sinensis. (Lour.)Merrill.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[105, 177]. Bulb[105, 177]. No more details are given. The bulb is up to 2cm in diameter[200].
Medicinal Uses


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Poultice.

The bulbs are pounded and applied to abscesses[218].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Succeeds in full sun or light shade in a well-drained humus-rich soil with adequate moisture when in growth[200]. The hardiness of this plant varies according to provenance, the hardiest forms tolerate temperatures down to about -15°c[200]. The flowers have a hyacinth-like aroma[245].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Sow the seed thinly and allow the seedlings to remain in the pot for their first year of growth, giving them liquid feeds if necessary. Prick out the young bulbs, 2-3 to a pot, when dormant and grow them on for their next two years in a frame. Plant them out into their permanent positions when dormant[200]. Division of established clumps when the foliage dies down in the summer[200]. The larger bulbs can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up the smaller bulbs and grow them on in a cold frame for a year before planting them out when dormant in late summer.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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