Allium x cristophii 'Purple Rain'

A beautiful allium, like Allium cristophii in shape with airy sparkler flowers, but in a richer, deeper colour – this is truly fabulous. More
15 bulbs 261488-15 £7.95

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A beautiful allium, like A. cristophii in shape with airy sparkler flowers, but in a richer, deeper colour – this is truly fabulous.

Genus Allium
Group/Species x cristophii
Variety Purple Rain
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Ornamental onion
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Sandy
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90-120cm (36-47in)
Spacing 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 - 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.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
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