Allium siculum (Sicilian Honey Garlic)

Full Sun
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Plant Overview

This exquisite and unusual ornamental onion produces umbrellas of subtly coloured bell-shaped flowers, which hang from the tips of stiff, upright stems in May and June. It looks wonderful in mixed borders or more naturalised planting schemes, where it will add height, structure and colour.

After the flowers fade, their curious, shuttlecock-like seedheads extend their season of interest well into summer and, when picked, add an interesting twist to dried flower arrangements.

The flowers are a magnet for bumblebees.

Grow in well-drained soil or in containers, in a sunny spot.

Height and spread: 1.2m x 25cm

Common name(s): Sicilian Honey Garlic

Please note: Alliums are bulbous plants. The foliage dies back to the ground after they have flowered and shoots again the following year. In pots, this foliage die-back occurs earlier than when established in the ground. At certain times of the year you may receive plants which are dying back, or not visible above the ground. This is natural and not a problem! 








Photo: Dolly442, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter and early spring, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.
Please note: We do our best to provide acurate photographs of the plants we sell, but colours display differently on different screens, printers and in different light and we cannot guarantee that what you are seeing on your screen, or on the plant label provided, will exactly match the plant when it flowers in your garden.