Mediterranean Bells

Mediterranean Bells Allium (Nectaroscordum siculum) has elegant clusters of cream and wine-colored bell-shaped blooms. Mediterranean Bells are deer resistant, easy to grow and Hummingbirds appreciate this fragrant plant.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Deer Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Plant Size32-38" tall
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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SizeBag of 10
SKUHC008507

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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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Mediterranean Bells Allium (Nectaroscordum siculum) has elegant clusters of cream and wine-colored bell-shaped blooms. Well suited for rock gardens and containers, it naturalizes readily. Hummingbirds appreciate this fragrant plant. Mediterranean Bells are deer resistant and easy to grow in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Plant in large clusters for an eye-catching focal point. Allow leaves to die down naturally, so the bulbs can store energy, and Mediterranean bells will come back for many years. Mediterranean Bells Allium make great cut flowers and are a nice companion plant for early summer bloomers. 
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SKUHC008507
Common Name
Mediterranean Bells
Botanical Name
Nectaroscordum siculum
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Purple, White
Flower Size
4-6" flowers
Mature Height
32-38" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
8-10 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Dried Flowers
Soil Type
Well-Drained Soil
Item Package Size
Bag of 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Prohibited
Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips on Growing Fall Planted Flower Bulbs

When you receive your spring bulbs (tulips, daffodils, etc.) keep them in a dry, dark, cool place until ready to plant. They need air circulation so they will not collect moisture and rot. Planting times can vary from early October in the North to mid-to-late November in the southern regions. A good rule of thumb is to plant them about 6 weeks before the ground is frozen or after the first hard freeze. For more information and a planting depth illustration, see pages 14-16 of our Planting Guide.

Soil Preparation for Bulbs

A compost-enriched, well-drained soil is best. Incorporate a good quality organic compost as needed. Yum Yum Mix® is recommended as an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium needed for strong plants and healthy roots. Mix a small amount into the bottom of the hole before planting your bulbs.

Many bulbs prefer full sun exposure. However, Muscaria, Allium, Galanthus, Hyacinthoides, Scilla and many Daffodils will tolerate partial shade and bloom well. Pink daffodils will hold their color longer if planted in dappled shade or morning sun/afternoon shade.

After planting, add a top dressing of compost or other organic material and water in thoroughly. If your winter is dry, water every three to four weeks throughout the winter and add more mulch if necessary.

Protect your Bulbs

Apply a mole or gopher repellent to the surface of the ground to protect bulbs from these burrowing mammals. As bulbs sprout, use our Deer Off Repellent to prevent deer and rabbits from browsing your spring blooms.

After your Bulbs have Bloomed

Once your bulbs have bloomed, allow the bulb foliage to brown and fade naturally since the leaves are feeding the bulb in the ground. Removal of foliage weakens the bulb and leads to fewer blooms the following year. Planting your bulbs amongst your perennials is one way to conceal the dying bulb foliage. The perennials begin to grow and fill out as the bulb foliage dies back. The perennials will then provide foliage and color in the garden from late spring through the summer and into fall. Regular fertilization with balanced organic or natural fertilizer and a re-application of mulch each fall will ensure more and more beautiful spring bulb blooms for many years!


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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