Nectaroscordum siculum

Scientific name: Nectaroscordum siculum

Synonym: Allium nectaracsardium , Allium siculum, Allium siculum subsp. dioscoridis, Allium bulgaricum


Common names: “Sicilian honey garlic” “Bulgarian honey garlic” “Mediterranean bells” “Honey lily”

Plant Type: Perennial bulb


Zone: 5-8

Light: Full sun – part shade

Exposure: Exposed or sheltered

Soil: Any well drained, sandy mix

Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant once established


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Plant Size: H 1′ leaves and flowers up to 4′ W 2-3′

Leaf and Stem shape: Strongly garlic scented linear leavesImage result for nectaroscordum siculum

Flower: Umbel of nodding flowers followed by seed pods

Maintenance: Low, for best flowering leave undisturbed, flowers can be deadheaded to prevent seedlings

Landscape use: Mediterranean garden, dry garden, flower borders, wildflower meadow

Propagate: By seed and offset

Pests & Disease: Generally trouble free Deer resistant

Attracts beneficial insects and hummingbirds

Comments: Native to the coasts of the Mediterranean and Black Sea’s from Corsica, Italy, Greece and Turkey to Bulgaria and Romania

Cultivars: Nectaroscordum siculum subsp. bulgaricum – Large flower heads, hardy

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