[Inspiration] Inspiration Page – AT21 Alliums

all about alliums

 
 

allium collection

There are no better value alliums than these two.

‘Purple Sensation’ is a deep, rich purple, A. hollandicum is a more smoky mauve

 

allium collection

There are no better value alliums than these two. ‘Purple Sensation’ is a deep, rich purple, A. hollandicum is a more smoky mauve

‘Purple Sensation’

The best all-round garden and flower-arranging allium. It starts to flower at the end of the tulips in mid-May. Will gently self-sow

 

‘Violet Beauty’

We’ve grown this allium in the cutting garden for over 10 years now. It has robust stems and stronger flowers, a slightly softer purple, than ‘Purple Sensation'

 

‘His Excellency’

Give your borders massive oomph in late May and June with these large pompom heads, standing at hip-height

allium schubertii

My favourite eccentric and showy firework allium. Its flowers are vast, pink, spiky and sweet-scented. Unmissable. 

nectaroscordum siculum

Like its cousin, the allium, this late spring candelabra bulb has splendid architectural seedheads and is a magnet for bees and butterflies. Grows happily in shade, will self-sow

miniature jewels
allium collection 

We chose these for those with smaller gardens where the very large alliums are too much. These more delicate (but still easy to grow) alliums appear every year for decades, like spring and summer jewels in the garden

white allium collection 

Many alliums are purple, but the white ones are magnificent too, particularly these clear whites that flower in succession