Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'

allium or Dutch garlic bulbs

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150 bulbs £79.35 £39.67
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Buy Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' allium or Dutch garlic bulbs:

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Allium bulb size: 10/12

    'Purple Sensation' is probably one of the most popular of all the alliums. They have a striking silhouette which makes them particularly well suited to gravel or prairie-style planting schemes, but they also look fab in pots or mixed borders. Their densely packed umbels of deep violet, star-shaped flowers appear in early summer above strap-shaped grey-green leaves (which will have already started to die off by the time the blooms form). Therefore, they team up well then with things like herbaceous geraniums or ornamental grasses, which will help mask these leaves as they die off.

  • Garden care: Plant allium 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.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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I would buy this product again

5

Planted at the back of one of my borders where it comes up every year

StewBee

Hampshire

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Something to give height in Spring.

5

Great to add height and rich colour to the Spring garden. The seed heads are very decorative also. Crocus supplied good sized bulbs which put on a good show in their first year.

Crabtree

Whitby North Yorks

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Good stalwart

5

Great colour and gives a bit of height so a good architectural plant to have in the border.

Jo

London

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Good quality

5

Nice alliums, now in second year

Pat

Southampton

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Delighted with purchase of Alliums

5

I was extremely pleased that these alliums flowered as I didn't have much success with alliums in my garden before. Previous bulbs bought elsewhere. Beautiful colour, tall with large heads of flowers

EC

Edinburgh

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Reliable and colourful show

5

Easy growing allium. Reliable bloom with strong growth

Floris

Cheshire

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Great Bulbs

5

Love this flower, and the bulbs were great and healthy

Gary the gardener !

Hornchurch

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ALIUMS

5

THE ALIUMS WERE REALLY BEAUTIFUL AND LASTED A LONG TIME

JOEY

EAST MOLESEY

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Good quality bulbs

5

Flowered well in the first year, less prolific in subsequent years but that is due to planting position and soil - they need more sun and less clay.

JM

London

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A spring staple for borders and pots

4

I plant alliums both in the border and in it's I usually some bulb fibre and grit. Alliums are such a star in the spring border.

Franny

London

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Hi, I have a row of these alliums and would have to find some grass to pair with them such that the allium foliage can be covered. Can you recommend please? Thanks

YENNI

Hello, Alliums tend to mix very well with ornamental grasses and my favourites include... Stipa tenuissima http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/stipa-tenuissima/classid.1000000022/ or Melica altissima 'Alba' http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/melica-altissima-alba/classid.2000024648/

Helen

When is it safe to cut off the faded flower stalks of Purple Sensation?

Fifer

Hello, You can cut them off whenever you like, but I tend to leave my seed heads on for as long as they look good, which is usually in autumn.

Helen

Why do my Allium leaves get dry and yellow? I watered, but it did not help, And then reduced watering but again it did not help.

KangaTroll

Hello, The foliage of these plants does not last very long at all, and as the plants energy is diverted into producing the flowers, by the time these open, the leaves are looking pretty tatty. This is completely normal so nothing to worry about, but I would recommend giving the plants a good feed now with a general purpose fertilser.

Helen

What size pot would be the minimum for these bulbs? I recently purchased a batch of these bulbs from Crocus and have some pots in mind. They are square pots, about 30cm x 30cm x 40cm high. Could I get away with four per pot?

Gregorhanslik

Hello there Yes these pots should be fine, but I would plant more bulbs per pot, approx a bulb width apart as then they have more impact. Also make sure that they don't dry out during the spring otherwise the flower buds can then fail to open. Hope this helps

Georgina

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