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Nectaroscordum tripedale

Sicilian honey garlic

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in June

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Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Nectaroscordum tripedale
  • Common name: Sicilian honey garlic
  • Family: Alliaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Nectaroscordum siculum is a 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. Ideal for gravel gardens and sunny borders, 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.

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Nectaroscordum tripedale is similar to Nectaroscordum siculum but has more flowers, packed in tight umbels. Flowers are soft pink with cream margins, having an almost candy stripe effect.

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For best results plant bulbs in well-drained soil in a sunny border. Nectaroscordum tripedale grows easily from seed, but the plants won’t flower for around six years.

How to grow Nectaroscordum tripedale

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Nectaroscordum tripedale and wildlife

Nectaroscordum tripedale is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Nectaroscordum tripedale poisonous?

Nectaroscordum tripedale can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People