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Mediterranean Bells Bulbs

 

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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
Squirrel Resistant
Squirrel 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

Plant Information

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, Squirrel Resistant, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Dried Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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

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) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsMediterranean Bells Bulbs
 
3.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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3.0

no flowers yet

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from Wisconsin

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      Comments about American Meadows Mediterranean Bells Bulbs:

      The bulbs that were planted did come up-- I'm still waiting for blooms which is the reason for the 3 star rating. I do see buds coming up on 2 of the 4 bulbs, so not sure if all 4 will bloom.

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      5.0

      Growing nicely.

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      from Gordonsville, TN

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        Comments about American Meadows Mediterranean Bells Bulbs:

        They looked pretty so I hope they will be nice in my garden.

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        3.0

        Not a show stopper

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        from Alpine

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        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Healthy
        • Versatile

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          • Patio

          Comments about American Meadows Mediterranean Bells Bulbs:

          I tried these because I like to have different and unusual plants in my garden. These aren't as showy as the other alliums. You need to plant these up close where you can see them or they will definitely go unnoticed.

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          3.0

          didn't grow

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          from Stanton, Iowa

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            Comments about American Meadows Mediterranean Bells Bulbs:

            They never came up so can't say anything about them

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            4.0

            mediterranean bells

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            from Hudson Valley ; New York

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            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Very Sturdy Growth Habit

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              • Striking Plant

              Comments about American Meadows Mediterranean Bells Bulbs:

              The mediterranean bells are a standout wherever you plant them. They are tall and sturdy with beautiful flowers that are fragrant and last a while. Best in part shade /part sun here in the northeast, zone 5.

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              1.0

              may be too soon to tell

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              from anchor Point Alaska

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                  Comments about American Meadows Mediterranean Bells Bulbs:

                  It was planted in September of last year and has shown now sign of surviving. It may be too soon to tell...however many of my other perennials have come up and are doing fine.

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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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                  • "must have"
                  • Flower Beautiful

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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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Hoping for a bright future!

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                    from Dallas, TX

                    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.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • 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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