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Allium 'Mont Blanc' (Allium 'Mont Blanc')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Allium 'Mont Blanc'

Other names

Allium 'Mont Blanc'

Genus

Allium Allium

Variety or Cultivar

'Mont Blanc' _ 'Mont Blanc' is a bulbous perennial with glossy, strap-shaped, deep green basal leaves and, from late spring into summer, sturdy, erect stems bearing dense, rounded umbels of star-shaped, creamy-white flowers.


Allium 'Mont Blanc' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage has a nice fragrence

Habit

Erect flower stem

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free, may suffer from slugs on new growth.

Onion rot , Downy mildew Onion rot , Downy mildew

General care

Pruning

No pruning required. If desired, remove leaves only after they have completely died down.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Allium 'Mont Blanc' (Allium 'Mont Blanc') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Plant bulbs 5-10cm deep in autumn.

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

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Allium 'Mont Blanc'

Other names

Allium 'Mont Blanc'

Genus

Allium Allium

Variety or Cultivar

'Mont Blanc' _ 'Mont Blanc' is a bulbous perennial with glossy, strap-shaped, deep green basal leaves and, from late spring into summer, sturdy, erect stems bearing dense, rounded umbels of star-shaped, creamy-white flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage has a nice fragrence

Habit

Erect flower stem


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free, may suffer from slugs on new growth.

Specific diseases

Onion rot , Downy mildew

General care

Pruning

No pruning required. If desired, remove leaves only after they have completely died down.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Allium 'Mont Blanc' (Allium 'Mont Blanc') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Plant bulbs 5-10cm deep in autumn.

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

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Allium 'Mont Blanc' (Allium 'Mont Blanc')

Common pest name

Asain cotton leafworm; Cluster caterpillar; Fall armyworm; Rice cutworm; Taro caterpiller; Tobacco budworm; Tobacco caterpillar; Tobacco cutworm; Tobacco leaf caterpillar

Scientific pest name

Spodoptera litura

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest; frequently intercepted with occasional outbreaks which have been successfully eradicated in the UK.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Allium 'Mont Blanc' (Allium 'Mont Blanc')

Common pest name

allium leaf miner

Scientific pest name

Phytomyza gymnostoma

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest of Allium already present in UK and spreading; previous consultation supported awareness raising only; industry should prepare for the event of findings in commercial crops.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Allium 'Mont Blanc' (Allium 'Mont Blanc')

Common pest name

American serpentine leaf miner; chrysanthemum leaf miner

Scientific pest name

Liriomyza trifolii

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest already subject to review at the EU level (2013). Regularly intercepted in the trade.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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