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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Allium siculum syn. Nectaroscordum siculum, Allium nectaracsardium, Allium bulgaricum

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

18/06/19 - it’s raining.... again 😒☔️. But on the plus side this particular Allium (previously known as Nectaroscordum, but now officially an Allium) has been flourishing. It’s struggled in previous years but I moved the bulbs last autumn and it’s flowered very well. As the individual flowers open they start by holding a drooping form, before moving upright and finishing in an upward pointing fashion 👌🏼 #Allium #Allium-siculum #alliumsiculum #nectaroscordum #nectaroscordumsiculum

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terrimclaughlin

Leave it to you to find unique. 👍🏻👍🏻😊💕

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columbiariver

Such cute little things working so hard to stand 😉

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stephent

That's beautiful 👍

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gerryparsnips

Most distinctive and unusual. Very impressive.

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juliesgarden

Lucky you Rich , I’ve had to have the hose out again 🙄

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AlisaJ

So cool Rich! Amazing colour 🧡

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clipperty

One of my Top Fave’s, a must-have. Love it when the fruit gums turn into fairy castles 😊 xx

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cee

I really must get some of these.😊

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richard.spicer.7906

#sicilianhoneygarlic

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

@joanboston - look what I've finally bought? 😉 - I normally take a pic of the bulbs for show and tell, but annoyingly I planted them before realising I hadn't taken one! Oh well.

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richard.spicer.7906

PS - what is the correct Latin name for this? I thought it had been named Nectaroscordum siculum, which is what the RHS website says. But I see others refer to it as an Allium siculum, and the GT database seems to also suggest Allium bulgaricum (which I've never heard of before 🤔) - anyone know?

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joanboston

You won't be disappointed Richard, they are such a lovely flower even when going over. You may need to stake them, my favourite bulb. I've always known them as nectaroscordum sicilum or honey bells @richard.spicer.7906

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rachelbrooks

Easy for you to say! 😁🙊 they are lovely though! 👌🏼

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SikoMa

Oh I can't wait to see these 😄 #anticipation

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Joan - I'll make sure I've got some stakes ready 👍🏼 @joanboston

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richard.spicer.7906

😬 @rachelbrooks @SikoMa

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7walnutclose

Had them last spring for the first time, and I was absolutely amazed how bees love them! I have got more planted for next year already... Enjoy Richard, they are great plants 👍

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7walnutclose

Ps. Somehow I remember the Nectaroscordum Siculum name best, heard the Allium Siculum but never A. Bulgaricum, but I am no expert 😉

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SikoMa

It seems a lot like math terms. They change the names of the process, but the process is the same. Here is a link that I found... https://www.vanengelen.com/ifalliumbulgaricum

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