Alliums – You Want These Ones

Allium mount everest (3)  Allium H opening



Alliums are planted as bulb in the Autumn, and because they take up about as much room as a drinking straw – you can plant loads in a small garden!


We’ve shown here, Allium Mount Everest (tall and white) and Allium Hollandicum Purple Sensation. These make fantastic garden plants and they also double up as brilliant Christmas stars for the tree in winter too (with a little silver spray on). They are also generally totally reliable and really trouble free plants. You put the bulbs in, wait a few months and up pop these beauties, year after year.

Be warned, some alliums spread faster than a viral tweet, so avoid at all costs Allium Triquetrum. Allium Sphaerocephalon also pops up everywhere, in it’s defense it is pretty and beloved by bees though.


We use Alliums:

(Main image: ME Jones)