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Allium siculum (Mediterranean Bells)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Allium siculum

Other names

Mediterranean Bells

Genus

Allium Allium

Species

A. siculum - A. siculum is a tall bulbous perennial with a crown of bell-shaped flowers that grow green on the outside with lilac-pink markings on the inside.


Allium siculum is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Scented leaves

Habit

Erect, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Green, White, Lilac-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Onion rot Onion rot

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Allium siculum (Mediterranean Bells) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation

Grows in fertile, but well-drained soil. Add grit to clay soils to improve drainage.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Allium siculum

Other names

Mediterranean Bells

Genus

Allium Allium

Species

A. siculum - A. siculum is a tall bulbous perennial with a crown of bell-shaped flowers that grow green on the outside with lilac-pink markings on the inside.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Scented leaves

Habit

Erect, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Green, White, Lilac-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Specific diseases

Onion rot

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Allium siculum (Mediterranean Bells) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation

Grows in fertile, but well-drained soil. Add grit to clay soils to improve drainage.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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