Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'

2 litre pot £8.99
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Buy Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' allium: Rich, deep purple globes

  • 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 moisture from late summer when dormant.

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Notes on Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'

"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/"

Lovely plant with strong tall stem and wonderful flower on t


Lovely plant very happy




V disappointing


Never flowered despite following exact instructions





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I bought several allium hollandicum which are now in full bloom. Im not too sure what to do when they have finished flowering. Should I cut the stem or is there a waiting period before cutting it, or do nothing? Thank you for letting me know.


Hello, There are no hard and fast rules. I tend to leave the heads on as I think they look decorative well into the autumn (and they set seed), but you can cut them back earlier if you think they look untidy.


how many allium purple sensation are in a 2L pot?


Hello, There would normally be 1 bulb per 2 litre pot. I hope this helps. Sarah

2006 Planting Chelsea Flower Show enquiry Hi, I see you have plants available for the current show, but do you have a plant list for the 2006 award winner (Daily Telegraph,Tom Stuart Smith) available as I am interested in buying some of these plants? Thank you for your time, Kelly

kelly mackenzie

Hello Kelly, He did use a lot of plants in his garden - here is a list which includes most. Allium Purple Sensation Anthriscus Ravens Wing Aquilegia Ruby Port Astrantia Claret Carex testacea Cirsium rivulare atropurpureum Dahlia Dark Desire Euphorbia Fireglow Geranium Lily Lovell Geranium phaeum Samobor Geranium Phillipe Valpelle Geranium psilostemmon Geum Princess Juliana Gillenia trifoliata Hakonechloa macra Iris Dusky Challenger Iris Dutch Chocolate Iris Sultan's Palace Iris Superstition Iris Supreme Sultan Knautia macedonica Lavandula angustifolia Nepeta subsessilis Washfield Nepeta Walkers low Purple fennel - Giant Bronze Rodgersia pinnata Superba Rodgersia podophylla Salvia Mainacht Sedum matrona Stachys byzantina Stipa arundinacea (syn.Anemanthele lessoniana) Stipa gigantea Tulip Abu Hassan Tulip Ballerina Tulip Queen of Night Verbascum Helen Johnston I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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