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Allium nectaroscordum subsp. siculum

Mediterranean Bells

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  • Allium nectaroscordum   subsp. siculum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Allium nectaroscordum   subsp. siculum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.25m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourCream, pink and green
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Allium nectaroscordum subsp. siculum (Mediterranean Bells). Mediterranean Bells have umbels of nodding, long-stalked, bell-shaped flowers cream, pink and pale green colouring which are followed by decorative seed heads. Grazing animals avoid these plants because of their unpleasant garlic scent.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb

Other common names

Sicilian Honey Garlic

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and seedheads. Attractive to bees.

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  • Allium nectaroscordum   subsp. siculum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Allium nectaroscordum   subsp. siculum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Gritty
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Prefers well-drained soil.

Propagation

Will self-seed freely

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to white rot, downy mildew, eelworm, rust and onion fly.

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