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Allium flavum (Yellow-flowered allium)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Allium flavum

Other names

Yellow-flowered allium

Genus

Allium Allium

Species

A. flavum - A. flavum is a deciduous bulb, with narrow leaves and small, bell-shaped, yellow flowers in loose umbels in early summer.


Allium flavum is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage has a nice fragrence

Habit

Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free, may suffer from slugs on new growth.

Onion rot Onion rot

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Allium flavum (Yellow-flowered allium) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Gravel

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, but well-drained soil. Add grit to clay soils to improve drainage.

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

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Allium flavum

Other names

Yellow-flowered allium

Genus

Allium Allium

Species

A. flavum - A. flavum is a deciduous bulb, with narrow leaves and small, bell-shaped, yellow flowers in loose umbels in early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage has a nice fragrence

Habit

Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free, may suffer from slugs on new growth.

Specific diseases

Onion rot

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Allium flavum (Yellow-flowered allium) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Gravel

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, but well-drained soil. Add grit to clay soils to improve drainage.

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

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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