Allium caeruleum is a very striking allium that grows approx 60cms tall. Suitable for cut flower or of course just to enjoy in the garden. The flowers of Allium caeruleum are sky blue, producing a lovely ball effect when fully opened.
Alliums perform very well with early flowering perennials and are also popular with bees and butterflies. Alliums will naturalise very well in most well drained soils. This variety will with stand some water logging of the soil. Cultivate soils to a depth of 15cms and plant bulbs with the pointy bit facing upwards. Bulbs should be planted at a depth of 10cms.
Feed bulbs with bone meal or similar during the flowering period to ensure they remain health for years to come. Plant in areas that are not exposed to the worst of the elements and in soils that have not been freshly manured. Regularly feed during the growing season with foods such as well rotted manures, Tomato feed and bone meal.
AGM= Awarded a Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society for its superb garden performance.
Keep well fed during the growing season and if possible mulch borders with well rotted manure or compost over the winter.
Flowering Height: 24-26″ (60-65cms)
Flowering period: June/July
Soil type: All soils that are free draining. Particularly likes humus rich soils.
Aspect: Sheltered site in semi shade to full sun. Alliums are strong growers.
Scented: No significant scent.
Planting Depth: 10cms
Spacing: 8cms apart.
Our tip: Can be used for Cut Flower and dry flower arrangements.
Full growing instructions provided
Bulbs will be dispatched from September on-wards.