plant indenity

Mutley200Mutley200 Posts: 32

This plant is as tall as an Allium - single stemmed with a beautiful drop head with 20 or so pinkish small 'bell like' flowers hanging down. Bees love them

I obviously planted them and people ask me what they are - sorry I've totally forgotten!

I would plant them again if only I knew what they are!

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,604

    Have you got a photo?

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,604

    It could be a foxglove from that description, or a campanula (persicifolia or lactiflora)

    Without a photo, I can't really help

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,510

    A photo would do it but I'm wondering about Nectoscordium siculum. Might have been the reference to allium that put it in my head

  • XX Posts: 707

    I thought the same Nut, bell shaped pink, cream and green striped flowers.  Are Nectaroscordum still in the allium family or have they been reclassified?  Seem to remember reading something somewhere.....

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,510

    reclassified. I think they were Allium siculum but there's some other word beginning with b that's lurking about in my memory (what's left of it)image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,604

    Nectaroscordum bulgaricum?

    Did you plant bulbs mutley?

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Mutley200Mutley200 Posts: 32

    Thanks nutcutlet - you've solved it - just looked it up and it is Nectoscordium Siculum - so I've put a label on it and now when people enquire (it's our village fete today!) I can tell them or they can look at the label.  Very much appreciated

     

    Mutley

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,877

    The big tall one is ok, but the small one is an absolute thug. I have been pouring weedkiller on a section of a rock garden for 2 years now tring to get rid of it. Not sure which one is the smaller of the two species, siculum or bulgaricum, but beware if the label shows it as being about 18 inches tall as opposed to 3 feet tall.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 11,347

    Never come across the short version but I do really love the tall siculum version and plant more every year.  It's odd though.  Some grow dead straight and others do a serpentine.   I love the flowers and the seed heads too.

    The Vendée, France
  • Mutley200Mutley200 Posts: 32

    Obelixx

     

    I agree with you they are stunning but they do have to be staked and as you say some 'wander' a produce a snake like stem - still I will let them 'seed' and hopefully I'll get more next year.  I wonder where Berghill lives as it appears she/he has a problem but they have been greatly admired here in the Cotswolds!

    Thanks for all the feedback - it's a brilliant website for all us like minded gardeners.

     

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