Sicilian honey garlic (Allium siculum)
Available 2021 autumn
This onion relative has loose umbels of delicate bell-shaped flowers that hang downwards like, well, bells from three foot leafless stalks! The flowers are an unusual burgundy-pink and green with white edges. The leaves are long and straplike, triangular in cross section and twisting as they rise. They smell of onions. The bulbs are easy to grow and bloom.
Winterhardy perennial bulb
Height 90-120 cm
Width 10 cm
Spacing 10 cm
Site sunny and part shade, medium moisture, well drained, rich, chalky, sandy soil