Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'

allium

The best rich-purple allium of all and the finest follow-up act for May-flowering tulips - but do cover the foliage of both with a swirling grass like **/Carex testacea/

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Dense, rich-purple globes held high on erect stems above strap-like, mid-green leaves appear in early summer. They look spectacular grouped in a pot, or in a sunny border, dotted in groups among ornamental grasses, or as part of a Mediterranean scheme. Alliums look best planted between medium-sized herbaceous plants, which help to mask the strap-like leaves, which fade by the time the flowers appear.

  • Garden care: Avoid excessive mositure from late summer when dormant.

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