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Allium hollandicum - 'Purple Sensation' (Allium, Ornamental Onion)

Allium  hollandicum - 'Purple Sensation' (Allium, Ornamental Onion)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Bulbs, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Purple Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Allium hollandicum - Cultivation Notes

Alliums prefer well drained soils in full sun, coping well with poorer soils. Plant as bulbs in autumn in among herbaceous plants and grasses. Mulch annually in cold areas. Divide and replant older clumps in late summer. Well suited to planting in pots or tubs where it can be treated as an annual bulb and then plant out in the border.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Allium hollandicum:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Allium hollandicum:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
  • Architectural plant with dramatic foliage suitable for hot dry spot
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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Common Missspellings: Alium, Aleum, Aleum, Alliem, Alieum, Aleam, Aleam

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