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Nectaroscordum siculum, shade tolerance

LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,228
Does Nectaroscordum do OK in shade e.g. the north side of a fence? 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,797
    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 ☹️ 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,228
    Thanks Dove. I don't mind if they're short lived, so long as they don't end up looking drawn.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,117
    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.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,107
    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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