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Scilla (Variegated)

Scilla violacea f. variegated Scilla violacea f. variegated
Starting from 18.00€
Scilla

On one hand the name of this plant comes from Greek and means "tear apart" or "hurt", one the other hand it makes reference to Scylla, the mythical monster, who lived in the Strait of Messina, to highlight the lands of origin of this plant, that grows in coastal areas, sometimes even directly on the sand. From this small bulb, from long stems among its green leaves, arranged in pairs, white or typically blue flowers bloom, which will brightly color and embellish your flowerbeds or your interiors. But the aesthetic refinement is not its only strong point: since ancient times it is considered a "magic" plant, which was used to drive away evil, as well as to cure cough and kidney problems; nowadays, its bulb is used to obtain powerful rat poisons or insecticides.