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Allium Syn. Nectaroscordum siculum
Mediterranean Bells, Sicilian Honey Lily, Ornamental Onion, Sicilian Garlic
Very limited stock!
Type/Hardiness Bulbous perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Late spring/early summer
Height 36-48in/1-1.5m
Light preference Sun, Part shade
Soil preference Any fertile, free-draining
Sowing time/depth Autumn, Spring, 0.2in/5mm
A fascinating plant! Clusters of waxy, bell-shaped flowers in shades of cream, pink and green appear in early summer, dangling on tall, slender stems. As the seed pods develop the flowers turn upwards. In some European countries the plant is more likely to be found in the vegetable plot than in the flower beds - the leaves taste like garlic and can be chopped and added to salads. In Bulgaria a condiment called samardala is made by mixing finely chopped leaves with an equal amount of salt and drying in a warm, shady place. Lovely sprinkled on fresh tomatoes, cucumbers or baked potatoes. The plant was recently reclassified as a sub-section of the Allium genus
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow in spring or autumn outside, preferably in a cold frame, 5mm deep. Clumps of bulbs can be split and replanted.
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