Tuesday, June 26, 2007
As promised here is another Allium relative 'Necaroscordum siculum'. With no common name it's really is a mouthful to say and sounds more like a part of the male anatomy than a flower. As with all Alliums it's a Lily Family member. This bulb is one to be planted in with other perennials and shrubs, because it only produce three or four spindly leaves which are not attractive. The flowers are about a 36'' high and are welcomed by bubble bees. This photo was taken at the end of April and as you can see these plants can have a very elegant look to them. Necaroscordum blooms for roughly 5 weeks and then seeds. An added bonus is seed stalks are unique and can be used in dried arrangements.