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A well-known classic, that’s so perennial you can even get away with growing it in grass. It’s tough, reliable, long-flowering — and dark and rich.

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Genus Allium
Group/Species atropurpureum (syn. nigrum var. purpureum)
Type Perennial
Common Name Black Garlic
Border Position Border (Middle)
Bulb Size 8/10
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 20cm (8in) apart.
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 - July
Vase Life Good for cutting.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
How to plant at different soil levels

Growing plants one on top of another gets the most out of every square inch of your outside space.

What to do with your allium seedheads

Sarah shows you her favourite allium varieties for drying, and talks about how to dry them and then spray them for Christmas decorations.

Christmas decorations from the garden

Look to nature to create stylish decorations for the festive period, from items foraged from the hedgerows or collected from your garden.

Preserving flowers and berries in autumn

Preserve your autumn flowers and berries and you'll have beautiful arrangements for Christmas.

Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

A handy guide for how many alliums, narcissi, tulips, snowdrops and other bulbs to plant in your plot.

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.

Planting artichokes with alliums

Sarah talks about why and how you should grow artichokes and alliums together.


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