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Article: Squills, Bluebells and Glory-of-the-Snow...the Other Spring 'Blues'!: Creating a woodland setting with Squills

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Streamwood, IL

May 10, 2009
2:54 PM

Post #6529593

I am trying to fill the wooded area of my backyard with millions of Spring Scilla. The problem I have is that now they are going to seed and I have too many dandelions over growing the area. Of course I want the seeds to spread and germinate. But if I put down weed & feed to eliminate the dandelions, will it harm the Scillas and the germination of the new seeds?
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 10, 2009
7:25 PM

Post #6530489

Hard to say: the weed and feed is mostly a killer of dicots not monocots...scillas are monocots so may be able to survive. I think you need to do some serious investigation on the situation.

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bluminghausen
Columbus, OH

March 23, 2011
11:41 AM

Post #8445341

I would encourage you to consider something other than squill. Over the years they will spread beyond the border of your yard and are nearly impossible to get rid of.

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