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Nectaroscordum siculum, shade tolerance

LoxleyLoxley Posts: 2,911
Does Nectaroscordum do OK in shade e.g. the north side of a fence? 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,598
    I had some in a shady north facing garden ... they were lovely the first year, ok the second year .... and then they disappeared and were never seen again ☹️ 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 2,911
    Thanks Dove. I don't mind if they're short lived, so long as they don't end up looking drawn.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 22,244
    I love these bulbs and had them in full sun and partial shade in my last garden.   The ones in teh sun tended to grow straighter and shorter, sturdier stems.  The ones in partial shade often did interesting snaking, bending things on longer stems.  The flowers were still beautiful and the seed heads too.

    I shall be planting them here too, just as soon as I source some locally or at least not too far away.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,851
    I have some in semi shade (ie: they do get some full sun, but only for a very short time. They grow long and windy and can't hold their own weight well. The flowers are fine, but I have to prop them up. At some point I'll get round to moving them...
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
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