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
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?
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