- 10 Nectaroscordum siculum sicilian honey lily
- Description: huge clusters of nodding creamy-white , flowers that are flushed with purple and tinted green on the base
- height 90-120cm
- blooms may-june
general description: nectaroscordum sicilum is native to france and italy, is a close relative of the alliums and the flower, the seedhead and the leaves, each make a valuable contribution in the garden.the leaves are triangular in cross section, twisting as they rise and have the typical allium smell of onions. The sturdy stems rising to about 50-70cm carry clusters of 10-30 thimble-sized, waxy bell-shaped flowers branching out from a central point. They are cream with purple markings, tinted green at the base on the outside and a bit darker inside. When flowering ends the seed heads point themselves skywards again and look wonderful both in the border and when cut for arrangements. It grows easily in well drained soil and will tolerate partial shade, flowering in early summer. Plant the bulbs point up about 10cm deep and 8-10 cm apart in sun or part shade.