Allium bulgaricum

Allium bulgaricum (syn. Nectaroscordum bulgaricum, Nectaroscordum siculum ssp. bulgaricum) is often confused with Allium siculum. It is native to the Mediterranean and adjacent areas. The Dutch bulb industry made popular this plant, which has drooping, bell-shaped flowers. Allium siculum and Allium bulgaricum are a taxonomic nightmare where some authors placed them in the same species and other separate them. More recent DNA evidence suggest that they perhaps are two different species. The plant enjoys full sun and good watering while growing. It is a late winter/spring grower in Berkeley, CA and flowers late May-June in early summer.

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