Delivered to you in March / April
A taller variant of our Allium angulosum, standing twice as high when in flower and produces a secondary flush of flowers on stems that are longer still than those of the first flowers. Easily grown summer flowering allium with deeply keeled deep green leaves. The leaves persist through the flowering period. The flowers in July and August are pale lilac formed in a hemispherical umbel darkening as they mature, about 12" (30cm) tall at flowering. Very hardy and tolerant of acid soils, though does need moist conditions to thrive. From Eastern Russia and grown in Siberia as Mouse Garlic and salted for winter use. The flowers are not very pungent and are very attractive to a great range of insects including bees. Small clumps are supplied for planting
This allium does best in a reasonably sunny and not too dry spot, the small clumps planted 9" (22cm) apart.
Flowers July / August
Height 20" (50cm)