Nectaroscordum siculum / Allium siculum / Nectaroscordum siculum spp bulgaricum

("Sicilian honey lily / Sicilian garlic / Mediterranean bells / Ornamental onion")

Nectaroscordum siculum / Allium siculum / Nectaroscordum siculum spp bulgaricum

An eye-catching species with uniquely colored bell-shaped flowers dangling from thin stems growing out of the top of the main flower stem. Even after flowering, its flower head remains quite lovely. Useful for attracting bees.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Late Spring - Early Summer

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun to half shade partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

Creamy-white and purple-pink with some green

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

4 in / 10 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

6 in / 15 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

36-40 in / 90-100 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders, flower beds, perennial gardens and in naturalized areas.

Other Popular Varieties

Species only.

About the Family

Nerine Family

South Africa. The common name 'Guernsey Lily' was initially given to the sarniensis species after some bulbs, having been shipped from South Africa, washed ashore there during a storm after which they rooted, bloomed and gained attention of horticulturists. Thanks to this sea voyage Nerine itself got its name being named after the 50 beautiful daughters of the sea-god Nereus.

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