Sicilian Honey Garlic Medium-height AlliumAllium siculum This rugged beauty bears up to 30 delicate pendent bell-shaped ½–1" flowers on 2" pedicels, forming 4–5" spreading umbels, at the top of slightly arching stems. The cream-colored florets are tinged purplish-rose. Sharply keeled 12–16" blue-grey twisting basal leaves smell of garlic only when crushed. Tolerates semi-shade more than most other flowering onions.
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.
24–36" tall. Late Spring to Early Summer blooms, Z5-9. 8-10cm bulbs.