Allium

Allium caeruleum

Allium  - Allium caeruleum

Common Name: Allium
Genus: Allium
Species: caeruleum

The Latin translation of Allium means ‘Garlic’.

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.25 m (25 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This stunning blue ornamental onion is ideal for a sunny border. Dense globes of small star-shaped bright blue summer flowers on stiff stems and narrow mid-green leaves. Since the leaves die-back before the flowers emerge its best planted with other medium - sized herbaceous plants such as sea-holly which help to mask the faded foliage.

Garden Care: Plant 8cm (3in) deep in naturalistic drifts in September or October in a well-drained sunny site. Split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.


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