• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Nectaroscordum siculum

Sicilian honey garlic

Sicilian honey garlic

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  • Other common names Sicilian honey garlic

  • Synonyms Allium nectaracsardium
    Allium siculum

  • Genus Nectaroscordum are deciduous bulbous perennials with linear, garlic-scented leaves and a tall leafless stem with a terminal umbel of bell-shaped flowers in early summer

  • Family Alliaceae / Alliaceae

  • Details N. siculum is a robust perennial with keeled basal leaves and a stem to 1.2m in height, with a terminal umbel of nodding, long-stalked, bell-shaped flowers combining cream, pink and green tints, followed by decorative, erect seed pods in late summer

  • Plant range S Europe


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Tufted

  • Fragrance Leaf



  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grows well in any moderately fertile, well-drained soil. May self-seed freely

Propagation Propagate by seed, sown in autumn or spring, in containers in a cold frame or remove offsets in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Wildflower meadow

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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