Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Border (Middle)
- Broad Tolerance
- May - June
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Ornamental Onion
- Full Sun
- Plant 10-15cm (4-6in) deep, 10-15cm (4-6in) apart.
- Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 20cm (8in) apart. These are perennial and long-lasting so plant them somewhere permanent.
The best all round garden and flower arranging allium. 'Purple Sensation' starts to flower after the tulips in mid-May.
I'll pick flowers and then beautiful green bead-like seed heads until the end of July and I use them to decorate the tree at Christmas – simply cut them, then dry and spray silver.
No early summer garden is complete without a good drift of these.
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Removing the foliage once it becomes tatty doesn't appear to affect the bulbs.