Allium siculum (syn. Nectaroscordum)

Sicilian Honey Garlic

Until recently known as Nectaroscordum siculum, Allium siculum is a hardy, robust, clump-forming, bulbous perennial with an upright, tufted habit, which lends an exotic look to the border; they can be planted near the front of the border, as the stems are ‘see-through’. Particularly good in a gravel garden. The fairly narrow, keeled, strap-shaped leaves are grey-green. In May and June an umbrella of antique-coloured, drooping flowers in rose, cream and muted green appear on sturdy stems, and are a magnet for bees and other pollinators. As the pointed seed-heads form, they twist upwards, and are good in flower arrangements. Good with late tulips, lavender and irises in muted colours. Plant between September and November, planting the bulbs 15cm deep and apart, slightly pointed end up and basal plate below. This plant self-sows quite liberally.

Site: Tolerates exposure
Soil: Any reasonably fertile, light, well-drained soil, preferably sandy
Position: Full sun; tolerates partial shade
Season of interest: Late spring to early summer; autumn seed heads
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: 4’ (1.2m) Spread: 4” (10cm) in 1-2 years

Type | Size: Bulbs | Pack of 10
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