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Nectaroscordum siculum

Ornamental onion

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Key information

Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Lee Avison, copyright GAP Photos (253338)

Plant details

A very fine species with large, nodding umbels of white or cream flowers, flushed pink or purplish red, and tinted green at the base. Seed pods become erect as flowers fade. Try it in a gravel garden where it will love the well-drained conditions and self-seed happily. To create a bold effect, plant it at the front of the border, where other plants can be seen though its stems. The seed heads dry well and can be used in dried flower arrangements.

Family: Alliaceae

Genus: Nectaroscordum

Species: siculum

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 10cm

Time to divide plants: September to October


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