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Allium advice re. planting location

Question from Frank Barker

In forum: Ornamental plants

Most advice for Alliums suggest a sunny well drained position is required. The questions is must the leaves be in a sunny position (they come well ahead of the flower) or is it the flowers (about 4ft tall) which would grow up through the overhanging branches (good support) and then be in the sun when it came to flower.

  • Posted: Wed. 6th October 2021 15:09

Re: Re: Plant Identification help

Message from Carrie Cheer

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks Simon, in searching for details on your suggestion I came up with Allium Hair which turned out to be a match, so thank you.

  • Posted: Mon. 12th July 2021 19:27

Re: Plant Identification help

Message from Simon Hickmott

In forum: Identify a plant

Many Alliums produce bulbils in place of flowers, as seen here, in particular Allium sphaerocephalon which is a close match as far as the colouring is concerned. But it's hard to be certain without seeing the rest of the plant.

  • Posted: Sun. 11th July 2021 17:22

Autumn flowering plant

Comment from McLeod Barbara

In forum: Identify a plant

I bought a lovely plant many years ago from a garden show. Since then it has become over shadowed by other shrubs and plants.
It has formed a large clump which we’ve dug up and divided. I know it’s the wrong time of year really, as it flowers, or did, in the autumn.
It has that allium garlicky smell when disturbed.
The flowers are delicate lilac colour on long spikes, I only have a rather battered stem to illustrate as it hasn’t flowered much for years.
It looks much like a mini agapanthus, but it’s not a Nerine.
I would really love to know what it is

  • Posted: Mon. 19th October 2020 16:43

Can you identify this plant

Question from Emma Nightingale

In forum: Identify a plant

I found this gorgeous plan in the garden at Cawdor Castle. The seedhead looks a bit like an Allium but the leaf is very different. Anybody got any ideas what it might be?

  • Posted: Sun. 20th September 2020 14:49

Re: What is this

Message from Hilshils

In forum: Identify a plant

I think it could be an allium nigrum, (though the centres are darker)...fits the description of tall stem growing ‘overnight’. I tried some last year...not quite as picture (no surprise...plants you buy online often not quite as in the photo!)

  • Posted: Fri. 4th September 2020 09:15

can anyone id this plant please

Question from John

In forum: Identify a plant

My sister got, what she though were allium seeds on wish. This is what's growing. Thank's

  • Posted: Tue. 24th September 2019 13:06

Any ideas

Comment from Gary

In forum: Identify a plant

Has anybody got a clue what this is? I thought it was a garlic at first, but it kept growing. It's about 3' tall, has never produced a flower, unless this is it. I'm a rubbish gardener, but trying. Thanks.

  • Posted: Wed. 17th July 2019 12:09

Re: Please can anyone tell me what this is?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Matthew, a reply from someone on our social media: "Allium ... appears to be a double headed form of Allium sphaerocephalon? Probably a newish introduction from bulb folk."

Hope that helps? Cheers!

  • Posted: Mon. 8th July 2019 08:09

Re: Most unusual! at Hinton Ampner Garden

Message from Garden Designer

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Margaret, a follower on social media says it could be "Allium cernuum (Lady's leek)". Hope that helps? Cheers, Ben

  • Posted: Fri. 14th June 2019 12:07

Re: Can anyone identify these plants?

Message from Carol

In forum: General

They do look most like leeks. Have you tried properly crushing quite a lot of leaf? All the alliums would have the familiar onion-y smell.
Frist glance of the leaf I thought maybe hemerocallis, but it doesn't look right for that close to the soil - much more like leeks!

  • Posted: Sat. 26th May 2018 08:47

Re: Who knows what these plants are?

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Taller red thing at back = photinia - I think they would cope anywhere
Smaller green things cut into balls = probably hebe of some sort. They will also cope
Alliums - maybe christophii? - I don't know if they need a bit more light.
Lavender - prefers a bit of sun
Blue fescue (grass) would probably be ok in a shadier spot - but look it up.
The others are too blurry or not disintictive enough to be sure.

  • Posted: Thu. 6th July 2017 06:06

Re: This wild plant grows extensively in the Languedoc, but what is it??

Message from John Stuart-Smith

In forum: Identify a plant

Could it be Ecballium elaterium ?
Try this link:

Hope this helps, John SS

  • Posted: Fri. 20th November 2015 18:08

Re: What is this plant. Is it a parasite?

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

It looks like one of the odder alliums maybe?

  • Posted: Sat. 18th July 2015 15:13

Re: Looks like a mini daffodil

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Could it be Allium moly?

  • Posted: Tue. 10th June 2014 09:07

Re: Re: Re: Trying to find this flower species please

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi there, so glad it was helpful.

What I mean is for each plant in our A-Z we try to have a primary plant photo but we also allow our members to add additional photos - which helps us enormously to show other members more versions of the plant.

So you'd login, go to the Nectaroscordum siculum (syn. allium bulgaricum) page and click 'Upload photo' under our photo. (Note: I just looked and there is something wrong with the upload photo functionality. I'll write back once fixed).

Kind regards,
p.s. it could be another variety of Nectaroscordum e.g. Nectaroscordum tripedale

  • Posted: Fri. 17th January 2014 08:49

Re: Re: Trying to find this flower species please

Message from sj

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Nicola,

Thank you for the reply and for sharing the answers from Twitter as I didn't see those :)

It does look similar to your suggestion but I'm not 100% sure, the bells on the one I looked seemed so much longer? But it could be the same! Either way it is very helpful to realize it could very well be an Allium.

What do you mean by please add my photo as an additional photo for this plant please?

  • Posted: Thu. 16th January 2014 22:36

Re: Trying to find this flower species please

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi sj beautiful plant! We have had a few replies from our Twitter followers. See here some suggestions of what your plant might be

Most popular option is Nectaroscordum siculum (syn. allium bulgaricum) If correct you can add to your plant list in Shoot to get care advice each month or buy this plant here

Please add your photo as an additional photo for this plant? We need more plant photos as we only have one currently. Thanks:)

Hope that helps, Nicola

  • Posted: Thu. 16th January 2014 08:51

Re: garlic

Message from Daphne Tompkins

In forum: Container gardening

Garlic is really easy to grow. It is best planted in the garden, but I have grown it in pots before. Always put the clove about half a finger in depth. Best to plant in October, but can be planted in March. Yes, garlic over-winters well, with the frost and snow not affecting it at all. Garlic requires very little watering in the garden, in fact watering any allium, I find is bad and can cause rot. If you plant in Autumn, you will have ripe garlic from June onwards. Reap the crop before the tops have completely died off, otherwise it is difficult to find. This year I grew French garlic which I bought off the market in Southern France. Also Tesco's cloves, that's the cheapest way. Please ensure the pot doesn't get frosted....recommend that you plant a row of garlic in your open garden. It is a very easy, cost effective and healthy plant to grow. It stores in a dry shed until March next year, when it starts to re-grow. Ensure you store with about six inches of stalk, which should dry on the garlic. Best of luck.

  • Posted: Mon. 30th September 2013 08:27

Re: This wild plant grows extensively in the Languedoc, but what is it??

Message from LizzieBG

In forum: Identify a plant

I'm sure you know this by now, but I've only just joined Shoot. It's a Ecballium elaterium - known here as le concombre d'ane (donkey's cucumber. It's a squirting cucumber which ejects its seed if you touch it. Stand well back!

  • Posted: Wed. 28th August 2013 14:43