Common Name: Allium
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: Hardy||Height: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.25 m (25 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Blue|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering 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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