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Nectaroscordum (Allium) siculum (bulgaricum)
Common Name: Sicilian Honey Garlic Family: Alliaceae (The Onion Family)

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This onion relative has loose umbels of delicate bell-shaped flowers that hang downwards like, well, bells from three foot leafless stalks! The flowers are an unusual burgundy-pink and green with white edges. The leaves are long and straplike, triangular in cross section and twisting as they rise. They smell of onions. The bulbs are easy to grow and bloom.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Sunny places.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBurgundy 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourPink 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Alchemilla mollis
Helleborus x nigersmithii "Ivory Prince"
Geranium sanguineum "var. striatum"

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