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Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety) (Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety))

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
2ft 11in
Max height
8in
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety)

Other names

Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety)

Genus

Allium Allium

Variety or Cultivar

Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your bulbous, ornamental Allium, you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety) are bulbous, herbaceous perennials forming narrow clumps of erect, cylindrical or linear, onion-scented, green leaves and rounded umbels of white, pink, or purple flowers in spring, summer, or autumn.


Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety) is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Scented leaves

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming

Flower

Yellow, Pink, Purple, White in Spring; Purple, Pink, Yellow, White in Summer; White, Purple, Pink, Yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Onion rot Onion rot

General care

Pruning

Deadhead or cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety) (Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety)) will reach a height of 2ft 11in and a spread of 8in after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Underplanting

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Plant in autumn 5-10cm deep. Add grit to clay soils to improve drainage. Some varieties tolerate partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety)

Other names

Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety)

Genus

Allium Allium

Variety or Cultivar

Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your bulbous, ornamental Allium, you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety) are bulbous, herbaceous perennials forming narrow clumps of erect, cylindrical or linear, onion-scented, green leaves and rounded umbels of white, pink, or purple flowers in spring, summer, or autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Scented leaves

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Yellow, Pink, Purple, White in Spring; Purple, Pink, Yellow, White in Summer; White, Purple, Pink, Yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Specific diseases

Onion rot

General care

Pruning

Deadhead or cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety) (Allium (any bulbous, ornamental variety)) will reach a height of 2ft 11in and a spread of 8in after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Underplanting

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Plant in autumn 5-10cm deep. Add grit to clay soils to improve drainage. Some varieties tolerate partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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