Allium aflatunense (hollandicum)
In this mix
- Border (Middle)
- Broad Tolerance
- May - June
- 90cm (36in)
- hollandicum aflatunense
- Common name
- Ornamental Onion
- Full Sun
- Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 20cm (8in) apart.
Allium hollandicum aflatunense has beautiful, smoky-mauve sparkler flowers, which will quickly bulk up to form spectacular drifts through your garden.
Pictured here growing with Iris sibirica 'Tropic Night'.
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.
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.