Nectaroscordum Siculum is an ornamental onion with green leaves towards the base with a tall stem on top of which sits an umbel of loose florets which start off erect and then gently sway downwards. Florets are bell-shaped with unique petal colourations including soft pinks and purples towards the centre and lighter whites, pinks and greens towards the margins and base.
Bell-shaped and beautiful, Nectaroscordum Siculum has fantastic flowerheads with abundent florets reaching out from the flowerhead. Various hues and scents to beautify the garden and attract pollinators like birds, bees and butterflies to the garden area. Plant in groups or use these exotic blooms in garden flower areas. Great for planting in beds or in borders or in pots or containers and very unique as a cut flower.
Genus Allium includes a variety of cultivars which are both useful and beautiful, some of the well-known cultivars includes leeks and onions. Cultivars of the beautiful flowering varieties of Allium are commonly called ornamental onions. Allium plants are perennial geophytes with bulbs. Stalks or scapes, are long, leafless stems which rise from the bulb on which the flowerheads are produced.
Flowerheads of the Allium are often characterised by multitudes of small blooms, some with very petite petals resulting in an almost pompom look. Other blooms are larger in size and have larger petal sizes, and typical flowerheads are spherical or rounded in shape.
Allium are hardy plants and can tolerate cold weather up to zone 4. Sun-loving, Allium prefers to bask in the sun’s rays all day long and can tolerate some shade. Must be planted in the fall prior to freezing so roots are able to initially set before the coming cold.
Hardy growers, Allium is tolerant of most soil types and conditions as long as they are well-drained. Drought-resistant Allium is great for adding splashes of colour to the garden scene. Plant bulbs at depths of 2-4 times the diameter of the bulb, usually in the range of 10-15cm.
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