Allium Purple Sensation

 

This bulbous perennial has long, strap-shaped, grey-green basal leaves 30-60cm (12-25in) long. In summer it bears umbels 8cm (3in) across of 50 or more star-shaped, deep violet flowers. Remove immature seed heads to prevent paler-flowered self-sown seedlings.

 

Plant in well drained soil. Full sun. Hardy.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.