Best for Bees Allium Collection
In this collection
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Border (Middle)
- Broad Tolerance
- May - June
- 1.2m (4ft)
- Common name
- Ornamental Onion
- Full Sun
- Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 30cm (12in) apart or more. These are perennial and long-lasting so plant them somewhere permanent. Allium siculum self-seeds freely and can be a little invasive so take care where you plant them.
Take the time to get a chair and sit by your alliums to see the pollinators coming and going. That’s just what I did before nailing my selection of this super-pollinator family (butterflies and bees feast on every one of these pollen and nectar rich plants), reign supreme amongst bees.This collection contains:
- 15 or 30 bulbs of Allium jesdianum 'Purple Rain'
- 15 or 30 bulbs of Allium siculum (syn. Nectaroscordum)
- 6 or 9 bulbs of Allium 'Lucy Ball'
Our bulb collections will be supplied with each variety bagged individually. To reduce waste, we no longer collate these into a second larger bag. Your delivery paperwork will list details of the collection you have ordered and the varieties included. Our bags can either be recycled or composted (please check bags for details).
This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift message to your order, simply fill out the details at the delivery stage of the checkout.
Please note: only items which are showing ‘in stock’ can be gift wrapped.
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.