Bulbs we Love…

02 Oct Bulbs we Love…

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Nectaroscordum siculum is called Mediterannean Bells or Sicilian Honey Garlic and is one of the most asked about bulbs in our gardens. Blooming in June, the 3′ tall spires rise up to display a cluster of dangling bells that are cream striped with dark maroon. I like to pair them with burgundy foliage plants such as Weigela ‘Wine and Roses’, purple smoke bushes, and Heucheras. You have to look up into the flower to really appreciate how pretty they are. In Europe they are considered an edible onion (the former name was Allium siculum). The leaves are dried and used as a seasoning.

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