Common Name: Allium
The Latin translation of Allium means ‘Garlic’.
Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 1.50 m (150 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.30 m (30 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Purple|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: June|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained
Quickly forming good-sized clumps of mid green leaves from which the sturdy upright stems emerge in early summer bearing large rounded flower heads. The lavender-purple flowers blend well with most shades of pink as well as stronger purples and plums.
Garden Care: Plant 15cm deep and 20 - 30cm apart so the flowers don't get over-crowded. Make sure the soil does not get too wet or waterlogged and split and divide large clumps in spring or autumn.
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