Allium stipitatum 'Mount Everest'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 16/18
Tightly packed spherical umbels of 50 or more, white, star-shaped flowers appear on upright, ribbed stems in early summer, and can be left on the plant for many months. This is a tall cultivar with an outstanding architectural form that is ideally suited for gravel gardens.
- Garden care: Plant bulbs 15cm deep and 15cm apart to enjoy the full effect of the flowers. Avoid excessive soil moisture, and split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.
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