In the Spotlights: ALLIUM Flower Bulbs!

The Allium, also known as ornamental onion or garlic, is a striking bulb that is a direct relative of the onion we know as a vegetable. This kinship is evident in the bulb's characteristics, such as the layers it's composed of and the distinctive scent reminiscent of the onions we use in the kitchen. If you were to cut an Allium bulb in half, you would notice that it looks just like an onion inside.

Allium varieties

Alliums come in many varieties and sizes, with some species reaching heights from just 10 cm to as much as 150 cm. This makes them extremely versatile for different garden compositions. The size of the flowers can also vary. What we consider to be the "flower" of an Allium is actually a cluster of countless small blossoms that together form an impressive spherical bloom.

Where to plant Alliums?

For best results, plant Alliums in a sunny spot in the garden. Due to their late blooming time, Alliums add a spectacular touch among the perennials in your garden. Unlike many other bulb plants, you can also opt to plant just one large Allium. The flowers of a single large Allium can create a stunning effect due to their impressive size and shape.

Alliums for a better biodiversity

In addition to their aesthetic value, Alliums are also functionally beneficial in the garden. They are known to repel harmful insects, providing a natural way to protect your other plants. Moreover, they are highly favored by bees and butterflies, contributing to the biodiversity and ecosystem in your garden. This means that planting Alliums not only enhances the beauty of your garden but also positively impacts nature.

How to plant Allium bulbs

When it comes to planting Alliums, it's important to plant them at the right time to fully enjoy their beauty. The best time to plant Allium bulbs is in the fall, from September to November. This gives the bulbs enough time to establish themselves and prepare for blooming in the following spring. Make sure to plant the bulbs in well-drained soil in a sunny location. Plant the bulbs at a depth of about two to three times the height of the bulb, and ensure there is enough space between the bulbs to allow them to reach their full potential.

Our Allium assortment

In our assortment, we have chosen to offer mainly Allium varieties with large flowers. In our opinion, these varieties provide the most ornamental value for the garden. The large, spherical flowers of these Alliums immediately draw attention and can make a true statement in any garden. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener, these impressive flowers will undoubtedly add a touch of elegance and drama to your outdoor space.

Plant these beautiful bulbs and enjoy the beauty and versatility that Alliums have to offer. Whether you choose the impressive height of the larger varieties or the charming appeal of the smaller ones, Alliums will undoubtedly beautify and enliven your garden.

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