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Nectaroscordum siculum (Sicilian honey garlic)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Nectaroscordum siculum

Other names

Sicilian honey garlic, Allium siculum

Genus

Nectaroscordum Nectaroscordum

Species

N. siculum - N. siculum is a bulbous perennial with linear garlic-scented leaves. In early summer, it bears umbels of pendulous green-flushed pink and cream bell-shaped flowers on tall stems.


Nectaroscordum siculum is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is garlic scented

Habit

Erect

Flower

Pink, Flushed green, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free, may suffer from slugs on new growth.

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Nectaroscordum siculum (Sicilian honey garlic) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Planted in groups

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position.

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

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Nectaroscordum siculum

Other names

Sicilian honey garlic, Allium siculum

Genus

Nectaroscordum Nectaroscordum

Species

N. siculum - N. siculum is a bulbous perennial with linear garlic-scented leaves. In early summer, it bears umbels of pendulous green-flushed pink and cream bell-shaped flowers on tall stems.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is garlic scented

Habit

Erect


Colour

Flower

Pink, Flushed green, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free, may suffer from slugs on new growth.

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Nectaroscordum siculum (Sicilian honey garlic) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Planted in groups

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position.

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

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Nectaroscordium siculum

The linear leaves, deeply grooved, are strongly scented of garlic when crushed. Honey garlic may self-seed freely. It is an excellent nectar source, especially for bumble bees and is drought tolerant. read more

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