Nectaroscordum siculum

Sicilian honey garlic bulbs

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25 bulbs £4.99
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Buy Nectaroscordum siculum Sicilian honey garlic bulbs: A gorgeous and unusual exotic-looking ornamental onion - a must have!

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 8-

    A really unusual ornamental onion, with an umbrella of hanging, bell-shaped, creamy green flowers flushed with lilac on stiff stems in May and June. This tall, exotic-looking, bulbous perennial will add vertical interest in a sunny, well-drained border and thrives in partial shade, too. As the flowers fade, they turn upright to form curious, shuttlecock-like seedheads that extend the season of interest and add a twist to flower arrangements.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs 15cm deep and 15cm apart to enjoy the full effect of the flowers. Avoid excessive mositure from late summer when they become dormant. Over-large clumps can be lifted and divided in autumn or spring.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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5

I saw these plants in a National Trust garden we visited and I loved the seed head that forms after the flower fades. They look like little fairy apartments. I have found the flower stems need supporting so stock up on something suitable!

LilysMum

Essex

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Brilliant for the Bees

5

Very good for Bees, unusual plant, nice colouring. Wind tolerant, makes good for dried flower arrangements. many people commented on their unusualness.

Steve the learner

Yorkshire

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I brought bulbs of honey garlic - forgotten proper name

4

I shared my bulbs with two friends and all had success with the bulbs beautiful flowers

Hadders

West Midlands

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bee magnet

5

will be adding more this year, I have a small garden and they were difficult to work in to the theme due to unusual size but without doubt one of the best bee plants I have witnessed

dave

aberdeen

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If you want to aatract the bees, this is for you.

5

This is the first time I have grown this plant. Seemed a long wait for the flower heads but wow, we'll worth it. Cascades of delicate bell like flowers on each head. Tall and elegant spikes. I have never seen so many bees visit a plant, better even than my cotoneaster . Hope they multiply. An exciting addition to any flower arragement. I am so pleased with this unusual purchase.

Sweetpea

Cannock

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Great plant, absolutely loved by bees.

5

This plant grows well and makes an attractive focal point, but the leaves are quite ugly. However it attracts so many bees that I would never get rid of it.

Anna

Leeds

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Companion planting for Nectaroscordum bulbs A friend of mine gave me about 20 Nectaroscordum siculum bulbs this October. I planted them all together for effect, at the required distance apart, and I am wondering if you could suggest something I could plant underneath them, when they come up (hopefully!) next summer. I believe they are quite tall, so something at their feet would be good. The bed gets sun and shade in equal parts. If you could help, I would be very grateful. Best wishes Diane

Diane Baker

Hello Diane, I would underplant with one of the colourful Heucheras - preferably one with plum coloured foliage to pick up the deep purple flecks in the flowers. http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.heuchera/ I hope this helps. Helen

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