You can plant the bulbs in the open ground or in a decorative pot. In a pot, the flowers are not resistant to frost. In that case, it's best to bring the pot inside or protect the plant with bubble wrap. When planting in the open ground, maintain a planting distance of three times the width of the flower bulb. Plant the bulb the depth of three times the bulb's height. Put the flower bulbs in the sun or partial shade. Water once a week. Remember to add extra water during dry periods.
It really catches the eye!
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||May - June|
|Growing Height:||20 - 25 cm|
|Planting distance:||5 cm|
|Planting depth:||5 cm|
Plant your ornamental onion bulbs (Allium sp.) as soon as possible upon receipt in the garden, or into planters. Ensure good drainage wherever you plant them. Add some sand to clay soils. The low growing varieties are especially suited to pots and planters. Store the allium bulbs frost-free if not planting right away. Potted bulbs especially are less frost tolerant.
Plant each bulb in a hole three times as deep as the height of the bulb - a 5 cm bulb should be planted in a 15 cm hole. The planting distance of the large ornamental onion is around 25 cm (for the smaller varieties like Allium molly, just 5 cm). Loosen the soil thoroughly with a fork and plant the bulbs with the point up and roots down. Fill the hole with soil and try not to walk over where you have planted any bulbs. For larger areas, dig a wider hole and plant several bulbs at once. These ornamental onion bulbs will best thrive in a fertile soil in full sun.
What do I need?
- Watering can
How do I care for the Allium?
The Allium doesn't require a lot of care. Water well during dry spells. Make sure the soil doesn't become too moist. Remove dead flower stems so all the energy goes to the bulb. Clip off the Allium's leaves once they turn yellow. Cover the soil with a layer of leaves during frost.