Allium Atropurpureum

The name Atropurpureum comes from Latin meaning dark purple. Allium Atropurpureum is dark blackberry wine red, almost black, and the florets make loosely formed, half globes about 5cm across on 60cm stems. The colour is a good accent echoing the foliage of many other plants such as Sambucus nigra, some Heuchera and dark leaved Dahlia.

The blooms are long lasting with a pleasant fragrance and perfect for cutting. If you’re interested in attracting bees and butterflies, this plant is a delight, and you’ll be pleased to note that, like all allium bulbs, the squirrels are not keen on them.

Quantity   Per pack of 10 bulbs
10 to 90 £3.42 (£2.85 + VAT)
100 to 990 £2.64 (£2.20 + VAT)
1000 or more £1.92 (£1.60 + VAT)

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Allium Atropurpureum details

Planting

September

October

November

December

Flowering

June

Specifications

  • Colour: Purple
  • Height: 65cm
  • Bulb size: 8/9cm
  • Perennial
  • Dutch cultivated

Good for

  • Bees
  • Cut flowers
  • Beds and borders

How to grow

Hardiness:Hardy
Soil type:Moist
Position:Full sun
Bulbs per m2:75
Planting depth:12cm

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