Mediterranean Bells Bulbs

 
Purple and White Mediterranean Bells Bulbs, Nectaroscordum siculum, Mediterranean Bells
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Mediterranean Bells is a true conversation-starter in the garden! Bell-shaped blooms are cream and purple, hanging elegantly in clusters. The blooms are also fragrant, making this Allium a must-have! (Nectaroscordum siculum)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Fragrant
Fragrant
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 32-38" tall
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Bag of 10 - Bulb Size: 8/10 cm
SKU 9ALLIUM10
Mediterranean Bells’ unique blooms are a true show-stopper in the spring garden. Growing to be about 3 feet tall, the gorgeous flowers make the perfect backdrop for other late spring bloomers.

About the Alliums. Every family has its beauties. And yes, these are the best-looking members of the family of Allium, which includes onions, leeks and chives. (The word, Allium, means 'onion' in Latin.) Many Allium species are native to Iran, where many tulips also originate, and the edible Alliums have been cultivated and a staple of diets for over 10,000 years.

The beauty of the small lavender flowerheads of chives have always been a decorative highlight in herb gardens. But in recent years, gardeners have become fascinated with the larger Alliums, particular the giants. As always, the Dutch hybridizers took them into their stocks, and now we have a whole group of beautiful new flowering onions for gardens. Most bloom in late spring so they bridge the gap nicely between the tulip season and early summer bloom of peonies and poppies.

Experienced gardeners plant these giant Alliums in groups of several bulbs, set very close together. The foliage is not attractive for long, so it's important to plant them next to other perennials whose foliage will more or less cover the Allium's base. This way, the wonderful flower stalks rise up and tower over the other flowers for a wonderful period of bloom.

SKU 9ALLIUM10
Common Name Mediterranean Bells
Botanical Name Nectaroscordum siculum
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple, White
Mature Height 32-38" tall
Bulb Size 8/10 cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Flower Size 4-6" flowers
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Dried Flowers
Ships to Canada No

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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4.0

Beautiful flowers

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from Browns Mills, NJ

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        Comments about American Meadows Mediterranean Bells Bulbs:

        Very nice blooms in same bed as the other daffodils.

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        5.0

        I look forward to them blooming!!

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        from Indiana

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          Comments about American Meadows Mediterranean Bells Bulbs:

          Must have for everyone's garden! I look forward to them blooming every year!!

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          4.0

          Hoping for a bright future!

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          from Dallas, TX

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                Comments about American Meadows Mediterranean Bells Bulbs:

                This is just the first year, and it may be a little early for some that are in shadier spots. 3 have come up--one has blooms, one has blooms but the stem is lanky and horizontal, one has not bloomed yet. I'm anticipating they will be much taller and stronger next year.

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                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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