Allium Purple Sensation
|Pack||Price per pack|
|Quantity||Per pack of 3 bulbs|
|3 to 6||£7.80||(£6.50 + VAT)|
|9 to 42||£6.70||(£5.58 + VAT)|
|45 or more||£5.60||(£4.67 + VAT)|
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Allium Purple Sensation
Allium Purple Sensation are perhaps the strongest colour of purple that alliums produce so it’s no wonder that this mid-sized allium is one of our best sellers. Growing to 120cm high and producing a head of approx. 12cm diameter.
Purple Sensation flowers in late spring/early summer, between May and June. They will continue to flower for a couple of weeks. Not forgetting that Alliums are a favourite for bees. Click here to find out more
The foliage of an allium is usually quite invasive. Broad green leaves will appear long before the flower bud emerges. Once the allium is in flower the foliage will start to die back so it is worth trying to hide the foliage amongst shrubs and perennials if you can. Remember that if you want the bulbs to flower the following year you need to leave the foliage. This is so the leaves can feed the bulb ready for it’s dormant phase.
How to Plant
Alliums are hardy and will flower perennially. You don’t need to lift them although it is good to check on the size of the bulbs during autumn. You can leave in the larger bulbs and take out the small bulblets. This will prevent them getting too crowded.
Plant in autumn, between October and December. Alliums do not like heavy wet soil but they want to be moist but free draining. Add grit if you think your soil is too heavy. They don’t perform very well in pots, ideally plant in the ground in a sunny position. Planting 15-20 cm deep will help keep the tall flower stable.
Alliums are grown and harvested in the Netherlands although they originated in mountainous regions in Asia. This is why they like hot summers, cold winters and free draining soil.
We sell our Purple Sensation as 10/12 sized bulbs in packs of 10. We are able to offer these in bulk discounts too.
As our latest flowering spring bulb there isn’t much to pair it with from this catalogue. Try planting with early summer flowering flowers such as Bearded Iris, Peonies or Aquilegia.
- Colour: Purple
- Height: 90cm
- Bulb Size: 10/12cm
How to grow:
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil Type: Moist
- Position: Full sun
- Bulbs per m2: 50
- Planting depth: 15cm