Nectaroscordum siculum

Sicilian honey garlic bulbs

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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 to 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 moisture 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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Great plant for bees


I had this plant in my previous home and knew I definitely wanted to have this again as it attracted so many bees. The plant I received was healthy but didn't seem to happy once I'd planted it out. However, I persevered and within 5-6 weeks, new growth appeared and it is now a healthy little shrub which I know will grow much taller.




Pretty perfect.


I love this unusual plant with the cluster of pretty bells. The bees love it more. :-)




Highly recommend


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!




Brilliant for the Bees


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



I brought bulbs of honey garlic - forgotten proper name


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


West Midlands


bee magnet


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




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


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.




Great plant, absolutely loved by bees.


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.




Nectaroscordum siculum

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My honey bell bulbs have been in 3 years. So.e are in full sun others in patial shade. Every year they come up, produce buds but never flower. The buds just dry off despite watering.


Hello, and thank you for your question. Bud/flower failure is often down to environmental factors such as lack of water or sudden temperature change. This cold April, followed by a warm wet May has been challenging!


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. I hope this helps. Helen

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