Commonly called round-headed leak or drumstick allium, this bulb is ornamentally grown for its early summer bloom.
The 3cm flower head is densely packed with small flowers, opening from the top turning the flower from green to a purple-wine.
Note: Bulbs require chilling to initiate flowering. We provide them to you pre-chilled. After the first flowering season, if your winters are cold enough (generally, if you receive frost for a period of time), you can leave them in the garden to perennialise. If you do not receive frost, you will need to take them out, refrigerate them for 3 months or longer before planting again the next autumn.
20 bulbs per packet.
* PLEASE NOTE: Autumn bulbs only ship from February *
* Flower seed for Summer planting and Hydrangeas ship now. To ensure you receive your flower seeds and Hydrangeas now, do not add any Autumn bulbs (Ranunculus, Anemone, Daffodil of Tulip) to the same basket.
* If you have Autumn bulbs in your basket TOGETHER with summer seeds and/or Hydrangeas, you will receive your seeds in Jan/Feb only, which will be too late for planting them.
* IN SHORT, if you want summer seeds or Hydrangea plants, make sure it is placed in its own order (which will ship now), and then place a SEPARATE order for Autumn bulbs.
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|Prefers cool to moderate temperatures and can withstand frost. Requires cold winters to perennialise in the garden.
|Plant the bulbs from around May to end June, when the soil temperature has cooled. Plant in relatively rich, very well draining soil. Plant just underneath the soil or if you want to leave them in the garden as perennials (given you receive cold winters), plant them at least twice the depth of the bulb.
|Flower Shape & Category:
|Sprouting of bulbs can take up to 12 weeks.
|Good Bee Food:
|November to December
|Do not pinch
|Full Sun / Part Shade
Keep the soil moist but not overly wet. Water well and deep every 3-4 days, in stead of sprinkling them with small amounts of water daily. Keep the plant foliage dry. Fertilise with bulb food only after a couple of weeks of growth.
Alliums have a very long vase life, often reaching 14 days or more. Change the water often to keep them fresh.