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Allium cristophii AGM size 12/14


Allium (an ancient name for garlic) were once known as much for their medical and aphrodisiac qualities, as for their flavour. Often seen in Chelsea Flower Show gardens, we think no garden should be without an Allium.
Lots of small perfectly formed star shaped flowers create large purple balls of colour that appear to float above other garden perennials. Preferring well-drained soil they are perfect for both containers and borders, also excellent as cut flowers for your home.
Flower Colour
Purple

Other
Drought Tolerant, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Ideal for Beginners, Suitable for Container

Hardiness
Hardy bulb

Category
Bulbs

Delivery
September onwards

Flowering Time
Summer

Aspect
Sun or Partial Shade

Height
45cm (18")

Allium

Soil

Any soil as long as it's well drained.

Position

Full sun

Cutting

Yes

Flowering

June to July, Silver Spring is April to June

Additional Information

They add impact to an early summer border or can be dried for winter decoration. Attractive to bees and butterflies. Rabbit and deer resistant. Leave the foliage to die back naturally so this enables them to build up energy for the next year. Propagate by seed in spring or by bulb offsets in autumn. Hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 01 Dec 2017 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.


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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
Kind wishes"
 
Janet Morgan
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