The Nectaroscordum - Siculum flower is also known as the 'Mediterranean Bell' and is part of the Allium family. Each June a spectacular bloom of bell-shaped flowers with maroon and cream stripes appear upon leafless stems to a height of up to 90cm. Nectaroscordum is not particularly fussy to which type of soil it is planted in, but will benefit from partial shade to sunny areas to reach their full potential. The Siculum foliage if crushed will produce a strong scent of garlic, which is common among the allium species. Also worth a mention is their peculiar behaviour after fertilisation - seedpods will form and the stem will stiffen and turn upright!
Our Nectaroscordum - Siculum bulb supplier has been selected due to the high standard of products supplied. The packs supplied are larger than that of other suppliers and this is because our packs have generally been designed for use in planting areas.
Nectaroscordum - Siculum (Mediterranean Bells) Flower Bulbs Details:
- Category: Nectaroscordum
- Variety: Siculum
- Description: Large bell shaped greenish-white flowers with maroon central stripe
- Height (cm): 90cm
- Blooms: June
- Quantity per Unit: 10
Hints and tips...
- Unpack on arrival
- Check order is correct and quality is as expected.
- Store in a cool, dry and dark place with good air circulation.
- Planting should be done as soon as possible.
- Large bulbs plant 20cm deep 20cm apart 25 per sq metre. Small bulbs plant 10cm deep 10cm apart 100 per sq metre.
Soil should not be too wet and have good drainage but
should have good moisture retention as bulbs are not deep rooted.
Soil structure can be improved by adding course sand or well rotted
organic material. The ideal PH level is approximately 6.5.
fertilizer is not essential but a dressing of a high potash and phosphate
fertilizer such as bone meal or hoof and bone applied before planting
may be beneficial. Planting:
As a rule of thumb bulbs should be planted at least two and a
half times the height of the bulb and far enough apart as not to touch
each other. Plant bulbs in small groups of 6-8 bulbs. It is preferable to
plant before the risks of frost so that rooting can take place quickly.
After rooting they are quite frost tolerant.
When planting in grass areas mowing should not take place until the
leaves have died off (about six weeks from planting.) Do not tie up or
knot the foliage as this cuts off food supply. Caution:
Bulbs can be toxic and should not be eaten. Some types may cause
skin irritation therefore gloves should be worn. Spring Bulb Delivery:
Many orders are despatched within 14 days however due to supplies coming direct from Holland there may be stock shortages and so please allow up to 21 days for delivery. Please contact the team directly on 08450 941707 if a faster delivery is required and we will do our upmost to help you. PLEASE NOTE: IF ORDERING MULTIPLE PACKS OF BULBS ONLY 1 DELIVERY FEE WILL BE CHARGED i.e. PURCHASE 5 PACKS OF BULBS AND STILL ONLY PAY ONE CHARGE. THIS WILL BE CALCULATED AT THE CHECKOUT.