Allium macleanii 'His Excellency'

Give your borders massive oomph with these large pompom heads, standing at hip-height. More
3 bulbs 261430-3 £10.95 In stock
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6 bulbs 261430-6 £20.50 In stock
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Give your borders massive oomph with these large pompom heads, standing at hip-height.

Genus Allium
Group/Species macleanii
Variety His Excellency
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Ornamental Onion
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1m (3ft 3in)
Spacing 20cm (8in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant nice and deep, outdoors September - November
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 - June
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.
Harvesting Flower production: 2 months
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

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Preserving flowers and berries in autumn

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Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

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How to plant and grow allium bulbs

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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - Due to increased levels of demand, please allow up to 3 weeks for despatch.

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Allium macleanii 'His Excellency' reviews

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Reviewed 15th September 2019 by Michael

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