Allium for Grass Collection

I think many of us like the idea of alliums in long grass - as you might see in the wild on a Cretan hillside. All these flower reliably in turf and return year on year, giving you a flowery swathe for a long season. You could preceed these with Narcissus poeticus, Narcissus 'Cheerfulness' and Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea' to extend the season. More
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I think many of us like the idea of alliums in long grass – as you might see in the wild on a Cretan hillside.

All these flower reliably in turf and return year on year, giving you a flowery swathe for a long season. You could preceed these with >a href="https://www.sarahraven.com/narcissus-actaea.htm">Narcissus poeticus, Narcissus 'Cheerfulness' and Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea' to extend the season.

This collection contains:
  • 15 bulbs of Allium nigrum
  • 10 bulbs of Allium atropurpureum
  • 5 bulbs of Allium nigrum 'Pink Jewel'
  • 5 bulbs of Allium x cristophii 'Mercurius'

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Genus Allium
Variety Mercurius, Nigrum, Pink Jewel, atropurpureum
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Ornamental onion
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 10/12

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Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 75-80cm (30-32in)
Spacing Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 20cm (8in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Alliums can be planted outdoors from early to mid-autumn.
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 & Videos
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Delivery

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