Fantastic Allium Collection
In this collection
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Border (Middle)
- Broad Tolerance
- May - August
- 90cm (36in)
- Full Sun
- Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 20cm (8in) apart.
- Scatter the bulbs across the planting area and plant where they land, for a natural effect.
My three favourite alliums for growing in drifts in the garden and for picking for inside. Don't pick the leaves, just the flower stems and put a drop of bleach in the water to extend their vase life and prevent any oniony smell.
Don't chuck the flowers when they go over – hang them upside down to dry for spraying silver for your Christmas tree. This collection flowers from May to July.This collection contains:
- 15 bulbs of Allium cristophii
- 15 bulbs of Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'
- 40 bulbs of Allium sphaerocephalon
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.
Removing the foliage once it becomes tatty doesn't appear to affect the bulbs.