Alliums

Alliums

Alliums are ornamental members of the Amaryllidaceae family, sub-family Alliodeae, that also includes their culinary cousins onions, garlic, chives and leeks.  Most allium species grow best in temperate climates and, being classed as hardy through to very hardy (H4 - H7), can generally readily withstand the cold of UK winters.

There is now an abundance of varieties with an extensive range of sizes.  Flower colours range from shades of purple and blue through to yellow and white.  The flowers form an umbel, usually in the shape of a ball, at the top end of a smooth stalk, with head sizes typically ranging from that of a golf ball (Sphaerocephalon ‘Drumstick’) through that of a tennis ball (Hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’) up to football-sized (Schubertii).  The flowers’ rounded open form makes them particularly accessible and attractive to bees and pollinating insects.  Heights can range from miniature species less than 10 cm tall, that can be planted in rockeries, through to varieties up to 150 cm that can stand tall at the backs of borders.  Bulb sizes are correspondingly varied ranging from about 1 cm to over 20 cm in circumference.  

We supply customers with optimum-sized bulbs from our Gold Medal-Winning collection, individually or in packs of 3 or 10 depending upon size and price, that we deliver from September through to November ready for seasonal planting.  Our single standard charge for postage and packaging applies for all allium orders.

 

Our Allium BULBS are available from SEPTEMBER until NOVEMBER

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Allium 'Ambassador'
Ambassador is a tall allium with large dense purple heads.  It is an excellent variety with a long flowering season.  It excels in the border before forming attractive seed heads that are popular for flower arrangements. ..
Allium 'Ambassador'
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £4.00
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Allium 'Cristophii'
Cristophii, also known as ‘Star of Persia’ is a popular all round allium that has been endorsed by the RHS Award of Garden Merit.  In summer its giant open flowerheads, purple lilac in colour with a metallic shine to the star-shaped florets, are a magnet for bees and butterflies.  In the autumn they form attractive pale brown seed heads that are much in demand for flower arranging. ..
Allium 'Cristophii'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £7.00
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Allium 'Globemaster'
Globemaster is a truly outstanding allium hybrid. It has large dense deep purple-violet heads on tall strong stems around 100 cm high.  Flowering from late May it is particularly attractive to bees and pollinating insects.  A vigorous and reliable plant with large bulbs, its merits have been recognised by the RHS Award of Garden Merit. ..
Allium 'Globemaster'
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £5.00
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Allium 'Mount Everest'
Mount Everest is a tall pure white allium with a dense spherical head and a strong green stem.  A hybrid of A. stipitatum and A. aflatunense it stands well in the border singly or in small groups.  As the white flowers fade the seed pods are exposed and the allium is transformed to reveal an attractive long-lasting lime green head. ..
Allium 'Mount Everest'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 3 Bulbs
Price £7.00
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Allium 'Nigrum'
Nigrum is one of the oldest known varieties of allium.  Originating in the Mediterranean it likes a sunny drier location.  It has flattish white flowerheads with greenish-black ovaries marking the centre of each flower.  A very popular early variety it looks attractive when spread in small clumps around a border. ..
Allium 'Nigrum'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £6.00
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Allium 'Purple Rain'
Purple Rain is a relatively new hybrid of A. Purple Sensation and A. Cristophii.  The sparkling flowerheads have the purple-violet colour of ‘Purple Sensation’ with the open form of ‘Cristophii’ - an attractive combination of popular and reliable parents.  It attracts bees and butterflies and then forms an attractive seed-head often used in dried flower arrangements.  ..
Allium 'Purple Rain'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £8.00
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Allium 'Purple Sensation'
Purple Sensation is a well-known popular allium.  It has dense round flowerheads, rich deep pinkish purple in colour.  It looks particularly good grouped in borders.  A reliable variety its merits have been recognised by the RHS Award of Garden Merit. ..
Allium 'Purple Sensation'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £6.00
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Allium 'Red Mohican'
Red Mohican is a new distinctive allium with compact tufted flower heads, bordeaux red in colour tipped with white that is excellent for imaginative garden plantings and floral arrangements.  In bud their slim but strong stems grow in the form of elegant ‘swan-necks’ then they straighten before the buds open and the flower evolves until its tuft is fully developed.   ..
Allium 'Red Mohican'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 3 Bulbs
Price £6.00
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Allium 'Schubertii'
Schubertii is one of the most dramatic and distinctive of all the allium varieties.  It has large open flowerheads with unequal lengths of flower stalks giving it the appearance of an exploding firework.  Attractive to butterflies bees and pollinating insects.  Always in demand from flower arrangers when freshly in bloom or dried.   ..
Allium 'Schubertii'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 3 Bulbs
Price £6.00
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Allium 'Violet Beauty'
Violet Beauty differs from most alliums in that it has a slight but distinctive sweet scent.  It is of medium height with attractive dome-shaped heads and delicate violet flowers.  It looks good in the garden and makes an excellent cut flower. ..
Allium 'Violet Beauty'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £6.00
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Allium Sphaerocephalon 'Drumsticks'
Sphaerocephalon, also known as Drumsticks, is a distinctive later flowering allium.  Its compact egg shaped heads are initially green but gradually change to reddish purple from the top down.  They fit well into a border and are superb for later summer colour.  They are attractive to bees and pollinators and, of interest to country gardeners, are reputably resistant to deer and rabbits. ..
Allium Sphaerocephalon 'Drumsticks'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £2.00
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