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The plant is about 18 inches tall and has two long thin leaves at the bottom.


 

KEF

Unusual, no idea. Are you in U.K?

nutcutlet

I love those, mine aren't out yet. Siculum nectaroscordum. Allium relative, sniff the leaves.

Yes, in Hampshire.

nutcutlet

They seed around KEF. Shall I save you some?

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KEF

Nut, I learn from the forum every day.

I have no idea where it came from, as I definitely did not plant it.  Will it seed around, or will I have to dig it up and split the bulb when it dies down.  Thanks for any help.

nutcutlet

It will seed around. 

Thank you.

sanjy67

I love these and so do the bumble bees, i have had loads of them in the garden pollinating them, once they have pollinated them the flowers stand erect, common name Sicilian honey garlic, ive planted mine near my clematis and the clematis has clung on so no need for staking them, beautiful.

 

nutcutlet

Mine are dwindling. I think their site has become too shady. I must sling some seed somewhere better.

sanjy67

ive just split a load of astrantia (whitish with a hint of pink) for my mum, i'd like to have a clump but i'm too scared of importing her ground elder with a microscopic piece of root 

sanjy67

how long do they take to flower from seed? as i planted mine from bulbs last november

nutcutlet

Sanjy I quarantine stuff that i have doubts about. Separate into the smallest viable pieces and grow on in a pot for the summer. If nothing appears I plant it out.

Jo, I'll try and be more efficient in saving seed generally this year. I was a slacker last year

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Victoria Sponge

I like these rubbery looking flowers - I bought a Tripedale one last year which is mostly pink and white. Bees seem to like them all the same

I didn't know the flowers stood up when pollinated - interesting to know...

sanjy67

yeah i still don't want to risk it i'll see if i can get some seed. 

how long do the Siculum nectaroscordum take to flower from seed please ?

fidgetbones

I got a big bagful cheap from Parkers.  They will self seed in an undisturbed place, but easy from bulbs.

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