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Allium - 'Purple King' (Allium)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Purple Flowers (Summer early), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Allium - Cultivation Notes

Allium prefers well drained soils in full sun where it will cope well with poorer soils. This ornamental onion prefers poorer soils in a sunny sheltered spot. Plant as bulbs in autumn and mulch annually in cold areas. Divide and replant older clumps in late summer.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Allium:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Allium:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Architectural plant with dramatic foliage suitable for hot dry spot

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View other herbaceous flowers with purple flowers, or herbaceous flowers with dark green foliage

Common Missspellings: Alium, Alleum, Aleum, Alliem, Alieum, Aleam, Alleam

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