In bloom these huge fabulous globes, which span up to 20cm in diameter have a pinky-purple metallic sheen. The faded flowerheads hold up fabulously in the border and are great for making dried flower arrangements. These striking Alliums are perfect for a sunny site, dotted in small groups among ornamental grasses, or as part of a Mediterranean or cottage scheme. Alliums look best planted between medium-sized herbaceous plants, which help to mask the leaves, which fade by the time the flowers appear, so are best kept hidden.
SITE: full sun
FLOWERING MONTHS: June
BULB SIZE: 12/14
CARE TIPS: These are very perennial so plant them somewhere permanent. Removing the tatty foliage doesn't appear to affect the bulbs. Be sure to add grit on heavy soils
Plant the bulbs 15cm deep and 20cm apart to avoid the flowers being to crowded. Avoid excessive soil moisture and split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.