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Mediterranean Bells Bulbs

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)
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Height: 32-38" tall
Bulb Spacing: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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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 Season Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Rock Gardens, Dried Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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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.

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I look forward to them blooming!!


from Indiana

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  • "must have"
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    Comments about Mediterranean Bells Bulbs:

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

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    Hoping for a bright future!


    from Dallas, TX



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

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          As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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