Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum are easy bulbs which are like a delicate chandelier – beautiful. One bulb quickly forms a large clump with many flower spikes, so – as with snowdrops – you can lift and divide. More
10 bulbs 260509-10 £9.95 Delivery late September
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When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.
20 bulbs 260509-20 £17.95 Delivery late September
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When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.
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Allium cernuum are easy bulbs which are like a delicate chandelier – beautiful. One bulb quickly forms a large clump with many flower spikes, so – as with snowdrops – you can lift and divide.

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Genus Allium
Group/Species cernuum
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Ornamental onion
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing Plant 10-15cm (4-6in) deep, 10-15cm (4-6in) 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

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.

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

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Allium cernuum reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Wendy

Very disappointing - thin and straggly. May be to do with our soil?

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Reviewed 19th July 2019 by Jean

I have grown these in the past & love them. Having lost them eventually I was pleased to buy some more & am delighted with the results.

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Susan

Very good service but plant was smaller than I thought when flowering. Will need a lot of them to make a show

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Monica

Bulbs arrived in good condition, were planted almost immediately but have failed to show leaves or flowers.
Maybe next year!!!

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Reviewed 4th July 2019 by Hello Julia

plenty have come up and starting to open into flower

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Reviewed 4th July 2019 by Hello Helen

None of there bulbs have come up