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This year we have a plant that's come up in our garden that looked as though it was going to be a daffodil, but the stem kept on growing, and is now about 3ft tall, with a lovely flower head. We don't know how it got in the garden. Can someone please identify it ... see the photos attached.

Unknown plant with beautiful flower head (01/06/2012)Unknown plant with beautiful flower head (01/06/2012)Unknown plant with beautiful flower head (01/06/2012)

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  • Posted: Fri. 1st June 2012 18:30

Re: Unknown plant with beautiful flower head

Reply from Richard Loader

Hi, it's Nectaroscordum siculum, Sicilian Honey Garlic - one of my favourite plants. It grows from a bulb so it must have been in the garden already....unless you planted it with something else, perhaps mixed in with daffodil bulbs. The dead seed heads are fascinating so don't cut then off in haste.

  • Posted: Fri. 1st June 2012 18:49

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Reply from Brian Cullin

Hi Richard, thanks for getting back so soon with the answer. I can't remember buying one of those, but will now know how to look after it!

  • Posted: Fri. 1st June 2012 19:24

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Reply from Kathryn Robertson

Nectaroscordum do self seed so you may just have been lucky - they are beautiful plants

  • Posted: Tue. 5th June 2012 14:15

Re: Unknown plant with beautiful flower head

Reply from Ben Lannoy

Love this plant. Looks great with alliums and aquilegias. Time to reseed!

  • Posted: Wed. 13th June 2012 20:35