Allium 'Spider'

A brand new variety much like my top favourite Allium schubertii, but in a deeper, richer purple. More
10 bulbs 260876-10 £8.95 Delivery early October
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
5 bulbs 260876-5 £5.95 In stock
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
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A brand new variety much like my top favourite Allium schubertii, but in a deeper, richer purple (made by crossing schubertii with atropurpureum).

Genus Allium
Variety Spider
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Ornamental onion
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 10/12

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Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Fertile
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 30-40cm (12-16in)
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 June - July
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
Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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Reviewed 19th May 2015 by petra de boer

wonderful plant, flowering already from last week april!!!!!!, and still an eyecatcher. 15 bulbs fill a square meter. Good to read they are very perenial.

Greetings, Petra de Boer, Asturias, Spain