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Nectaroscordum siculum
Nectaroscordum siculum
Nectaroscordum siculum

Nectaroscordum siculum

Rare and spectacular, a real talking point!
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
  • Incredibly unusual and fascinating flowerheads above grey-green leaves.
  • Clusters of up to 30 hanging, bell shaped cream flowers flushed with mauve and green.
  • Stunning seed heads that look like shuttlecocks and can be dried for dramatic indoor displays.
  • Spectacular in borders, but give it space to grow!
  • Supplied as 10 bulbs, size 8/10, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 1.2 m (4 ft) and spread of 20 cm (8 in).
10 Bulbs - Item: 600134
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Product Description

A member of the allium family, Nectaroscordum siculum, also known as Honey Garlic is a fascinating and highly unusual ornamental onion.

During May and June they produce umberella-like clusters of bell-shaped creamy flowers that have a splash of green at their bases and petals flushed with mauve, carried on tall, rigid stems and looking extremely exotic. Each stem can have up to 30 hanging flowers, and as they fade in late summer, they all turn upright to form seed heads that look like shuttlecocks, extending the season of interest into winter. Bees and other pollinators find the flowers of Nectaroscordum irresistible, which is why the RHS recommends it as a ‘Plant for Pollinators’.

Grow these spectacular plants in sunny borders with plenty of space around them for the large flowerhead. They also work well in gravel gardens and the seed heads dry well for adding an unusual touch to flower arrangements. Nectaroscordum self-seeds easily, but in takes several years for the seedlings to mature into flowering plants.

Supplied as 10 bulbs, size 8/10, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 1.2 m (4 ft) and spread of 20 cm (8 in).

What Is Supplied

Item 600134 supplied as:
Supplied as 10 bulbs, size 8/10.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • This is a 'transparent' plant, as its low foliage means you can see through the flower stems to the planting beyond.

Care Guide

  • Plant bulbs at twice the depth of the height of the bulb and four times their width apart. e.g. 2cm tall bulbs need to be planted 4cm below the surface of the ground and 8cm apart.
  • Please check the bag for any additional planting instructions.
  • They are fine to plant even if a little green growth is showing, they’ll just need a good watering when you plant them, and then only when the soil is dry.
  • Leave them in the ground once they die back – they’ll come back bigger and better each year.
  • While all the energy that a bulb needs in order to grow is stored in the bulb itself, they will do better if you feed them when in active green growth.
  • Plant in moist borders and leave in the ground to naturalise.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
120cm
20cm
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Nectaroscordum siculum
Nectaroscordum siculum
10 Bulbs
Item: 600134
Only £5.99