These fabulous, reddish purple Allium Sphaerocephalon bulbs provide egg-shaped flowers on tall flexible stems that sway gracefully in the breeze. Perfect for planting in drifts amongst grasses, meadow planting or in bold clumps. The flowers are around 2-3 cm in diameter.
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Allium Sphaerocephalon bulbs are a lovely tall, later flowering drumstick allium that was recommended in The Telegraph as one of the best alliums for your garden. The flowers start green and turn reddish-purple from the top down.
Alliums are best planted in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, in a sheltered, open site. Tthey have a dislike of exposed, cold and wet conditions.
Allium Ursinum (wild garlic) bulbs are suitable for shade to semi shade.
Plant smaller alliums around 8-15 cm deep with spacing of around 5-10 cm (around 75-100 per square meter)
For larger taller varieties, plant around 15-20 cm deep with spacing or around 15-20 cm.
Allium will grow in deep pots but use a good multi-purpose compost enriched with John Innes No.3 and grit.
Lift and divide congested clumps after the flowers and foliage have died back.
Please note that contact with the bulb may irritate the skin cause or aggravate some skin allergies so please take care when handling.
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