Allium hollandicum

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Product: Allium hollandicum
Retailer: Sarah Raven

The best all round garden and flower arranging allium. ‘Purple Sensation’ starts to flower after the tulips in mid-May.
I’ll pick flowers and then beautiful green bead-like seed heads until the end of July and I use them to decorate the tree at Christmas – simply cut them, then dry and spray silver.
No early summer garden is complete without a good drift of these.

RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner
Perfect for pollinators

  • Product Code: 260909 for potted bulbs
  • Genus: Allium Variety Purple Sensation
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Soil Type: Well-drained but fertile, add grit on heavy soils
  • Site: Full sun
  • Height: H. 90cm
  • Spacing: Plant 10-15cm deep, 10-15cm apart.
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Care tips: Remember these are very perennial so plant them somewhere permanent.
  • Removing the tatty foliage doesn’t appear to affect the bulbs.
  • Flowers: ❀ May – June
  • For the vase: Add a drop of bleach to the water to minimise the oniony smell or change the water regularly. They will
  • look good for up to 2 weeks without rearranging.