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Allium aflatunense (Ornamental Onion, Allium)

Type Herbaceous flower, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Allium aflatunense - 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 aflatunense:

  • 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

Weaknesses of Allium aflatunense

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Allium aflatunense:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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