Fantastic Allium Collection

My three favourite alliums for growing in drifts in the garden and for picking for inside. Don't pick the leaves, just the flower stems and put a drop of bleach in the water to extend their vase life and prevent any oniony smell. More
70 bulbs 260891-70 £17.50 In stock
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My three favourite alliums for growing in drifts in the garden and for picking for inside. Don't pick the leaves, just the flower stems and put a drop of bleach in the water to extend their vase life and prevent any oniony smell.

Don't chuck the flowers when they go over – hang them upside down to dry for spraying silver for your Christmas tree. This collection flowers from May to July.

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Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Ornamental onion
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size mixed
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60-90cm (2-3ft)
Spacing Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 20cm (8in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Alliums can be planted outdoors from early to mid-autumn.
Care Tips Remember these are very perennial so plant them somewhere permanent. Removing the tatty foliage doesn't appear to affect the bulbs. Add grit on heavy soils.
Flowering May - August
Vase Life Add a drop of bleach to the water to minimise the oniony smell or change the water regularly. They will look good for up to 2 weeks without rearranging.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
How to plant and grow allium bulbs

Sarah's top tips on how to plant and grow allium bulbs for fantastic flowers in the garden or vase.

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Fantastic Allium Collection reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Brenda

Very pleased with the Allium collection

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Reviewed 26th July 2019 by Hello Jane

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Ann

No flowers so far this year with one stunted stem yet to flower. I gave them as a present to my daughter who normally has green fingers! Very disappointing.

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Carol

Very disappointed with the bulbs supplied

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Reviewed 4th July 2019 by Hello Lucy

Fantastic display of tulips and alliums, really pleased with them

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Carol

Those that developed into plants looked ok

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Elizabeth

Great. Have brought welcome early colour to borders. Am really hoping that they self seed throughout the garden.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Christine

They have been so beautiful

mixed results for alliums!

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Reviewed 17th July 2018 by Jill Burke

I bought these In Jan 2016. The sphaerocephalon grows each year but none have flowered, unfortunately. 2 of the cristophii came up and they are certainly dramatic. Purple sensation was the one that worked best, and would recommend. Could be my lack of gardening skill, btw, as opposed to problems with the bulbs.