Allium Toabago

Allium Toabago, formerly known as Allium Spider, boasts striking, firework like bursts of star-shaped blooms that range in colour from soft lavender to vibrant purple. Each bloom is approximately 10cm in diameter, creating a captivating focal point in any garden or floral arrangement. The flowers have a subtle, sweet fragrance that attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies. This allium is a cross between atropurpurem and schubertii.

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10 - 40 £0.74
50 - 90 £0.68
100+ £0.61

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Purple
  • Height: 60cm
  • Perennial

Good For:

  • Beds and borders
  • Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Cut flowers
  • Pots and containers

How to grow:

  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil Type: Moist but well drained
  • Position: Full sun
  • Bulbs per m2: 10
  • Planting depth: 15cm
  • Planting distance: 30cm

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Allium Toabago, formerly known as Allium Spider, boasts striking, firework like bursts of star-shaped blooms that range in colour from soft lavender to vibrant purple. Each bloom is approximately 10cm in diameter, creating a captivating focal point in any garden or floral arrangement. The flowers have a subtle, sweet fragrance that attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies. This allium is a cross between atropurpurem and schubertii.

The foliage of the Allium Toabago consists of slender, strap-like leaves that emerge from the base of the plant. These leaves are a rich, deep green and provide a lush backdrop to the vibrant flowers. As the plant matures, the foliage gracefully arches, adding a touch of elegance to its overall appearance.

This ornamental allium typically reaches a height of around 50-60cm, making it an ideal choice for both garden borders and container planting. Its upright growth habit ensures it stands out without overshadowing other plants in your garden.

Allium Toabago blooms in late spring to early summer, with its peak flowering period occurring from May to June. The flowers remain vibrant for several weeks, providing a long-lasting display of colour and beauty.

Allium Toabago is a hardy perennial that thrives in well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. It is drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal maintenance, making it a perfect choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. This plant is also deer-resistant, ensuring that its stunning blooms remain undisturbed.

How to plant and care for your Allium bulbs

Plant your Allium bulbs 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 do like to be in a sunny position. Planting 15-20 cm deep will help keep the flower stable.

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.

Alliums originated in mountainous regions of Asia. This is why they like hot summers, cold winters and free draining soil.

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