Cascades of white, pendulous, bell-shaped flowers, strikingly marked with purple and green, sit atop strong, tall stems in early summer. Later, intriguingly, the pollinated seedheads all point skywards, like little spaceships waiting to lift off!
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Allium siculum, Sicilian honey garlic