Alliums in bud?
I think it's the lovely Nectaroscordum siculum in the early stage of flowering
If you bruise the leaves do they smell of garlic?
Hello Dovefrom above,
I took tis picture ages ago at a Water Garden centre, I donot know if leaves smell of garlic.
I was once told it was this plant, upon buying the bulbs and planting them they did look like this plant at all!
If you look closer the flowers appear to look like creamy coloured castle turrets, the nectarscordum does not look like this plant at all. I will try to enhance my origiinal photo and repost.
I'd say it has reached the seeding stage when everything turns upwards
I know what you mean but the bulbs I bought and grew did not look like this plant at all......( They were a different colour for a start more pinky not cream coloured like this plant, I was very disappointed in my purchase and they were quite difficult to find too!
I have just looked at your link and the bulbs I bought and grew looked just like on your link and did not resemble my photo.
There's no doubt the pic is Nectaroscordum siculum. But this is a pic from a GC. We need a pic or a very accurate description of your plant to ID that
The flowers go this way up, then it turns upwards in seed
Allium bulgaricum I know it as.
You said that you took the photos in a water garden centre and that they where more pink than creamy white; I have a feeling that it might be Butomus umbellatus or Flowering Rush http://www.puddleplants.co.uk/Flowering-rush.html. Not sure though!