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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: 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

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: 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


Comment from Marilyn Vincent (aka Mara)

In forum: Identify a plant

Can anybody please?
I believe these are alliums which unfortunately have taken up residence in my garden and are increasing in numbers. Would desperately like to know how to lose them! Have tried digging them out and have used weed killer without success. Any infomation would be gratefully received.

  • Posted: Thu. 21st February 2013 15:20

Just back from Amsterdam, picked this up........

Comment from neil

In forum: Identify a plant

No, nothing that smokes. Just a 'Buddha Palm', possibly called ..Cerbera odollam.. from the Apocynaceae family, apparently. Big nut type seed like a small coconut. Told to float in water until it sprouts. Any further info would be good. Thanks. Also its the best place for Palma Cycas, Alliums and Callas. Brilliant weekend!.

  • Posted: Tue. 18th December 2012 09:26

Re: Mystery Plant

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Is it one of the madder ornamental alliums?

  • Posted: Sun. 29th July 2012 08:41

Re: Unknown plant with beautiful flower head

Message from Ben Lannoy

In forum: Identify a plant

Love this plant. Looks great with alliums and aquilegias. Time to reseed!

  • Posted: Wed. 13th June 2012 20:35

Does anyone know this allium?

Comment from John Le H

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi there

I want to buy another of these white alliums but am unsure what they are.

Don't think they are allium stipitatum/Mount Everest as the leaves are too strappy (if floppy) and lime green.

I wondered whether they are allium nigrum, but descriptions of these also mention grey-green leaves.

Any pointers appreciated as the third one is on its last legs.

Thanks, John

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  • Posted: Wed. 16th May 2012 23:35

Re: Can you Identify this Plant

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

It looks like one of the alliums, maybe a molly, that would account for the bulb and smell.

  • Posted: Fri. 21st October 2011 16:44

help please with these strange plants from burford wildlife park

Question from Andy

In forum: Identify a plant

Whilst at burford wildlife centre we picked these seeds from what we thought were purple alliums. They grew well from seed then stopped at. 12 inches, didnt flower and resemble something from a swamp. Quite sure the seeds got mixed up but I live in hope next year something may happen. Any ideas ?

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  • Posted: Fri. 7th October 2011 16:00

Re: Ornamental Alliums

Message from Barry Tabor

In forum: Ornamental plants

My favourite Allium was moved several years ago to the genus 'Nectoroscordum. It is now N. Bulgaricum. Taxonomists are like speed-cops - many of us would rather they found something more important to do ......

  • Posted: Mon. 8th August 2011 10:26

To move or not

Question from Erika's Garden

In forum: General

I want to move some globe alliums and turks head lillies but am not sure if can do this whilst they are in flower or if I have to wait until they have finished flowering. Can anybody give advice please?

  • Posted: Sat. 12th June 2010 18:34

Not recommended

Message from Janine Pattison MSGD

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

I would recommend not altering the level of the compost/soil around the base of a shrub or tree. There is the risk that the bark will get damaged and allow disease into the plant. Rot is very possible.
Summer bulbs to consider include alliums, lilies, nectaroscordum and other bulb-like plants like canna and dahlias.
Janine Pattison MSGD

  • Posted: Thu. 15th April 2010 18:20

Ornamental Alliums

Comment from Georgie

In forum: Ornamental plants

I'm very fond of ornamental Alliums, particularly the globe types such as Cristophii and Purple Sensation. But I also like the smaller ones and thought I'd share this photo of A. Neopolitanum just beginning to open. I'd be interested to hear about other members' favourites.


  • Posted: Wed. 13th May 2009 13:47

Wedding flowers

Message from Georgie

In forum: General

Hi Heather. I'm in London so I've looked back over what was in flower in May this year. You don't say what design or colour scheme you have in mind but my recommendations would include scented leaved Pelargoniums, Dicentra Alba and Aquilegias. There are also a number of Alliums which flower around that time which might look rather stately set amongst some trailing Vinca minor. Whatever you decide I hope you have a lovely day.


  • Posted: Thu. 21st August 2008 21:07