Also called Mediterranean Bells. Formerly Allium bulgaricum and Nectaroscordum siculum, among others. Native from Provence and Sicily, along the north shores of the Mediterranean, and up into Bulgaria, where it is used as a seasoning.
Plant in sun to semi-shade, in well-drained soil. 24-36", LS-ESu, Z5-9. 8-10cm.
The large Allium genus is characterized by small six-petaled florets held in umbels—large or small, loose or tight. Sweet-smelling blooms make great fresh cutflowers or dried winter arrangements whether you cut them before or after the green seed pods form. The same genus as all edible onions, garlic and chives. Most repel pests, and only when crushed do they smell like onion.
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