Allium macleanii 'His Excellency'
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Border (Back)
- Broad Tolerance
- May - June
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Ornamental Onion
- Full Sun
- 20cm (8in)
- Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 20cm (8in) apart. These are perennial and long-lasting so plant them somewhere permanent.
Give your borders massive oomph with these large pompom heads, standing at hip-height.
Allium petals are edible, you can scatter them on salads. We use the more delicate types like cowanii and unifolium most often at Perch Hill.
Removing the foliage once it becomes tatty doesn't appear to affect the bulbs.