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Alliums

Alliums are fantastic bulbs with many qualities. The bold often spherical or oval flower heads provide a natural focal point and make a strong arcticetural statement. They can be planted in amongst herbaceous plants or annuals and will happily push their way up through the foliage. So if you don't have a lot of space they won't take up any extra room.

They are excellent for Bees and Butterflies, providing a veritable feast for polinating insects of all types. Alliums are fantastic and extremely trendy cut flowers, lasting well in a vase. Also the seedheads are very decorative and can be spray painted and will last for many years in your home.

All they require is a fairly sunny position and reasonably well drained soil. They can actually grow in dappled shade but the light levels do need to be good. They can do quite well near trees such as Silver Birch which are not to broad and have small leaves which let filtered sunlight through to the ground.

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Allium  'Gladiator'

Allium 'Gladiator'£6.60   £4.62

Pack of 3 bulbs

Large spherical heads of purple flowers on strong stems from May-June. Alliums make a great statement and focal point in a border. Attracts bees and butterflies. 1.2 metres (4 feet).

 
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Allium  'Mount Everest'

Allium 'Mount Everest'£6.60   £4.62

Pack of 3 bulbs

A superb Allium with spherical heads of white flowers up to 16cm (6in) across from May-June. Alliums make a great statement and focal point in a border. Attracts bees and butterflies. 1.2 metres (4 feet).

 
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Allium cristophii

Allium cristophii£13.00   £9.10

Pack of 50 Bulbs

A spectacular bulb with huge spherical, silvery-mauve flower heads to 40cm (16in) across from May - July. Attracts bees & butterflies.

 
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Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (100)

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (100)£26.00   £18.20

Pack of 100 bulbs

A tall Allium with deep purple flower heads to 8cms across from May - June. This variety will seed it self around too. Attracts bees and butterflies. 1 metre (3 feet).

 
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Allium schubertii

Allium schubertii£7.50   £5.25

Pack of 5 bulbs

A spectacular bulb with large rounded heads of purple flowers with stalks of differing lengths giving a firework-like effect. Alliums make a great statement and focal point in a border. Grow in sun and well drained soil. Drought tolerant. Attracts bees and butterflies. Height: 50cm (2ft)

 
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Allium sphaerocephalon

Allium sphaerocephalon£4.60   £3.22

Pack of 100 Bulbs

A later-flowering Allium with oval, reddish-purple flower heads July and August. It will seed around and looks good naturalised with ornamental grasses and the seed heads are ornamental too.

 
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