Gardening How-To – Tips & Growing Instructions: Allium
provide one of the most effective ways to ensure continuing color
and beauty in your garden after spring-flowering bulbs have faded.
While you wait for the cheery blooms of summer flowers, it¹s easy
to enjoy the outstanding features of Alliums
- Exceptionally easy to grow with little concern for soil conditions.
- Intriguing, unique character of blooms that are a delight to behold.
- Great ornamental value after flowering because the flower heads
continue to provide an interesting display even after the colors have
-Great in dried arrangements.
- Ability to naturalize exceptionally well by multiplying year after
year for increased beauty.
- Distasteful flavor for animals, so they won¹t eat any part of
- Attractive to hummingbirds!
come in all shapes and sizes and are lots of fun to grow. They fit
into almost any garden setting and provide a much-needed bridge of
color between spring and summer flowers. Sometimes called “ornamental
do best in full sun with well drained, fertile soil and good
moisture. Plant them in September or October about 8-10” deep. Allium
look best in the company of other summer bloomers. Sweet alyssum, rock
cress, bachelor's buttons, coreopsis, sweet William, foxglove, baby's
breath, daylily, iris, red hot poker, coralberry, barberry, Japanese
Maple, Deutzia rosea, weigela, and Geranium pretense are just some of
the companion plants that look fantastic with Alliums