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