New Allium Collection

These three are the alliums I pick most. I love the starry openness of 'Purple Rain', the beautiful and long-lasting pink-mauve flowers of unifolium and of course the ever stalwart, 'Purple Sensation', impossible to beat in flower or seed head. More
33 bulbs 260870-33S £12.50

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These three are the alliums I pick most. I love the starry openness of 'Purple Rain', the beautiful and long-lasting pink-mauve flowers of unifolium and of course the ever stalwart, 'Purple Sensation', impossible to beat in flower or seed head. These are my desert-island three.

This collection includes:
  • 3, 5 or 10 bulbs of Allium x cristophii 'Purple Rain'
  • 15, 30 or 45 bulbs of Allium roseum. Allium unifolium is no longer available, so we have replaced it in this collection with Allium roseum
  • 15, 30 or 45 bulbs of Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'

This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift message to your order, simply fill out the details at the delivery stage of the checkout.

Please note: only items which are showing ‘in stock’ can be gift wrapped.

Common Name Ornamental onion
Border Position Border (Middle)
Bulb Size mixed
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing Plant 10-15cm (4-6in) deep, 10-15cm (4-6in) apart.
Care Tips Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 20cm (8in) apart. These are perennial and long-lasting so plant them somewhere permanent. Removing the tatty foliage in spring doesn't appear to affect the bulbs.
Flowering May
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.

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 3 weeks for despatch.

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New Allium Collection reviews

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Reviewed 20th January 2021 by Jill

Didn't arrive at all !!!!!!!

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Reviewed 7th January 2021 by Louise

The bulbs had rotted by the time they came . Other bulbs I bought were in good condition and yay recyclable packaging which is a bonus.

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Reviewed 2nd January 2021 by Ruth

only part of the order was delivered

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Reviewed 2nd January 2021 by Ruth

It has yet to arrive and Christmas has been and gone.

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Reviewed 31st December 2020 by Kathy

Prompt delivery and healthy, good sized bulbs

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Reviewed 28th December 2020 by Melanie

Easy website lovely photos clear advice prompt delivery and compostable packages- excellent!

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Reviewed 27th December 2020 by Eileen

Superb. Really excellent quality.

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Reviewed 26th December 2020 by Michael

The bulbs looked and felt fine - we shall see how they grow!

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Reviewed 20th December 2020 by Emma

Arrived late expensive and poorly packaged

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Reviewed 20th October 2019 by Ann

Disappointing quality control of product and length of time it took to get replacements

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Reviewed 15th October 2019 by Helen

I was pleased to receive my plants well packed & in good health ready to be planted out. I like the fact that you include instructions for planting all your plants and bulbs.

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Reviewed 13th October 2019 by Sue

Bulbs in good condition. Good service.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Helen

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Nicola

Lovely bulbs, brilliant display

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Bolton

Not all of these came up and j didn’t get the impact I hoped

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ann

It may have been the weather but these did not flower as well as the ones I bought last year. Not keen on the smaller flowers

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Belinda

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Reviewed 9th July 2019 by Hello Sheila

They did very well - tall with large flowers

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Reviewed 7th July 2019 by Hello Sylvia

Came up when expected, Looked as promised lasted quite a long time stood up to all the rain and wind and now look lovely as seed heads.

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Reviewed 6th July 2019 by Hello Patricia

I have loved all the purchases except one, which was a very floppy allium. I have pulled out the leaves because I don't want it coming back next year.
I will certainly shop with you again as the plants have been really lovely and leagues ahead of the ordinary plants and bulbs on sale. So well done all of you …. and no more floppy alliums!!!!

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Reviewed 6th July 2019 by Hello Julia

would have been helpful to have known which bulbs were white and which were purple, but would buy them again.

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Jennifer

Service and delivery were fine. The product looked beautiful in the catalogue. I planted the bulbs as directed but the flowers produced were very disappointing.

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Carol

Very disappointed with the bulbs supplied

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Vija

A beautiful collection, all of which have flourished. Excellent service as usual.

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Carolyn

About a third of the bulbs were mouldy. Disappointing!

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Sarah

Lovely service and healthy bulbs. Added some beautiful colour to the boarders

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Linda

A birthday gift for a good friend. Delivered on time and has made a colourful addition to her garden.

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Alyson

I ordered a mixture of spring bulbs including Alliums and tulips. We were delighted with the quality of the plants.

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Reviewed 2nd July 2019 by Unknown

test test test test test test

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jennie

Lovely bulbs that flowered well. Some still in bloom.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Carol

Most of the alliums flowered they looked nice

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Andrew

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Cope

Only about half of them flowered.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Joanne

Unfortunately all the Allium 'Purple Sensation' bulbs in the collection arrived rotten and smelly. However customer services dealt with the problem swiftly and a replacement batch was sent.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Diana

They all came up and were as expected, if slightly smaller than they looked on the photos.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Pauline

Excellent service. Well packed.

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Reviewed 12th October 2016 by Andrew Devenport

Just received my allium bulbs to plant this autumn, the quality looks very good, healthy looking, large plump bulbs in very good condition, very good value and excellent packaging and delivery, I am very impressed with all of Sarah Raven's products so far and the packaging for live plants knocks spots of the other companies, sometimes you get plants and they look like they've been dragged through a hedge backwards! But not with Sarah's products