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Allium Ambassador

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
A Great Dixter favourite. Huge deep purple flower heads to 8in width, A sterile hybrid, so flowers stay for a long time, although will not set seed. and dry well.

Bulb Size: 20/24
Flowering: late May-end June
Height:
to 100cm
Position: Best in full sun in well drained soil

Allium amethystinus ‘Red Mohican’

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
Burgundy red with a white crest. On good stems. A good cut flower.

Bulb Size: 10/+
Flowering: June-July
Height: to 100cm
Position: Best in full sun in well drained soil

Allium amethystinus ‘Forelock’

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
Bordeaux red asymmetrical heads with a tuft

Bulb size: 14/+ cm
Flowering: May-June
Height: to 28in (70cm)

Allium amplectens Graceful Beauty

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
Magnificent clusters of white flowers with purple stamens on tall stems with long narrow leaves. One of the best of the showy white alliums

Bulb Size: 6/+
Flowering: May-June
Height: to 40cm
Position: Best in well drained soil in full sun

Allium atropurpureum

It should be 'dramatic deep purple red 2in hemispheres.

Bulb size: 8/10+
Flowers: June
Height to 60cm / 24” 

 

Allium ‘Chameleon’

White and rose pink with a pink vein, fading to white

Bulb size: 4/+
Flowers: May/June
Height to 30cm / 12”

Allium cristophii

RHS AGM (syn A albopilosum)
Strap shaped leaves are followed by the large, star-shaped metallic sheened lilac flower heads up to 20cm across as the leaves start to wither
Seed heads dry well, and are bleached by the sun giving lasting structure, and are interesting for flower arranging / winter decorations

Bulb size: 12/14 cm
Flowering: May - June
Height: to 60cm
Position: Plant in a sunny well drained soil, 8" apart to avoid overcrowding the heads and 3-4" deep.  May self sow producing flowering plants in 4 years

Allium Gladiator

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
RHS AGM
Giant rounded clusters of starry light reddish-purple flowers on strong stems.

Bulb size
20/+ cm
Flowering: June
Height:
  to 120cm (50 ins)
Position: Plant the big bulbs in sun in fertile well drained soil, about 6" deep and 18" apart.

Allium Globemaster

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
RHS AGM
Huge dense long lasting heads of scented deep purple violet flowers up to 20cm across on stiff, stout stems.
Note: Globemaster is a sterile hybrid of A giganteum and does not set seed

Bulb size
20/+ cm
Flowering: May - June
Height:
to 90cm
Position: Plant in a sunny position in good well drained soi-6" deep and at least 18" apart. Although vigorous and reliable re-flowering regularly. Bulbs will split over time to produce new bulbs, but until they have had time to bulk up flowering will be reduced.

Allium hollandicum

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
syn aflatunense
A variable species allium flowering with dense 4” balls of pale purple or deep lilac. Plant in drifts where the natural variations in size, colour, and height can be used to best effect.

Bulb size: 12/14
Flowering:
May - June
Height:  to 75cm Position: Plant 4" deep and 6” apart in a sunny border with good drainage. Will seed in favourable circumstances

Allium jesdianum Early Emperor

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
Reddish-violet flowers tipped with white in large heads. Bred for cutting, with strong stems
Early flowering so good for extending the season. A choice form of A rosenbachianum

Bulb size:
14+ cm
Flowering: May
Height:
to 75 cm
Position: Plant bulbs 4-5" deep in full sun and in well drained soils


Allium macleanii

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
Syn A elatum
A parent of many large ball alliums. Lilac-pink

Bulb size: 14/+cm
Flowering: June
Height: to 36in (80cm)

 

Allium 'Metallic Shine'

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
Dark metallic purple shades a hybrid of A cristophii and A. atropurpureum

Bulb size: 10/+ cm
Flowering: June
Height: to 28in (70cm)

 

Allium nigrum

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
syn Allium multibulbosum
Creamy white flowers with green/black central ovaries in flattened hemi-spherical heads on stiff medium height stems

Bulb size
: 12+ cm
Flowering:
June
Height: to 60cm
Position: Plant 3-4deep in sunny well drained soil 4-6" apart. They need a dry summer rest to re flower.

Allium nigrum ‘Pink Jewel’

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
A form of a nigrum, with true pale pink domed heads

Bulb size: 10/+
Flowers: May-June
Height to 90cm / 36”

Allium obliquum

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
Tight round heads of green / pale lemon-coloured flowers on stiff but slender stems

Bulb Size: Flowering size
Flowering: June
Height: to 100cm
Position: Best in full sun in well drained soil

Allium Purple Rain

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
An Allium cristophii x Purple Sensation hybrid offering the best of form and colour. Deep amethyst purple 6in globes on strong stems, it bulks up well.

Bulb Size: 10/+
Flowering: May -June
Height: to 100cm
Position: Best in full sun in well drained soil

Allium 'Purple Sensation'

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
RHS AGM
A consistent selected form of the species (aflatunense) with very large heads of rich deep-violet flowers, up to 10cm across, on stiff

Bulb size
12/14 cm
Flowering: May - June
Height:
to 90cm
Position: Plant 3-4" deep and 6” apart in a sunny position in well drained soil

Allium ‘Round & Purple’

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
Large purple ball heads on strong stems

Bulb size: 18/+ cm
Flowering: May - June
Height: from 36in (90cm)

Allium schubertii

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
RHS AGM ‘Firework allium’
Large open umbels of purple pink and violet usually to 15cm diameter (but up to 45cm), with pale pinkish-purple star-shaped flowers with a prominent green ovary. Needs protection against late frosts
The head dries and bleaches in the sun, and will detach from its stalk to spread seed like tumbleweed. Dried heads make great winter decorations

Bulb Size: 12/14
Flowering: June
Height: to 50cm
Position: Warm and sunny in good soil Plant 3-4" deep and spaced at 12-15" to allow space for the heads which should get larger year on year.

Allium siculum spp bulgaricum

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
syn Nectaroscordum siculum
Loose umbels of drooping bell shaped brown green and red flowers on tall stems
After fertilisation the seed heads dry erect, prized for flower arranging

Bulb Size:
10/+
Flowering: May - June
Height: to 60cm
Position: Hardy bulb for partial shade and moist, well-drained ground, Easy to flower even in clay soils where it will often naturalise b seeding around

Allium 'Silverspring'

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
Creamy white flowers with a dark rose violet eye in hemispherical heads on green stems,

Bulb size
: 10/+ cm
Flowering:  June/July
Height: to 90cm
Position: Well drained. Full sun


Allium sphaerocephalon

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
Drumstick Allium / Roundheaded Leek
Pear shaped tight umbels on tall stems, starting green but turning dark maroon red from the tip

Bulb Size:
6/+
Height: to 36" (90 cm)
Flowers:  July - August
Position: :Plant 3” deep in full sun in well drained soil and 3-4" apart

Allium 'Spider’

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
A hybrid of A schubertii and A atropurpureum , gives an exploding firework effect in dark purple on tall stems.

Bulb size:
12+.
Flowering: June.
Height: to 75 cm.
Position: Dry sheltered sunny with good drainage.

 


Allium stipitatum 'Mount Everest'

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
Impressive hybrid of Allium stipitatum and Allium aflatunense with large dense spherical heads (to 4”) of pure white flowers on strong green stems

Bulb size
: 20+ cm
Flowering: May - June
Height: to 120cm
Position: Plant.4-5" deep in a sunny soil and some 12" (30cm) apart. .Easy for a well drained sunny corner. Bulks up from offsets

 


Allium Summer Drummer

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
Very tall, later flowering, scented with purple and white florets, giving a halo effect.

Bulb Size: 12/+
Flowering: June-July
Height: to 200cm+
Position: Best in full sun in well drained soil

Allium ‘Violet Beauty'

Autumn Flowering Bulbs
Sweetly scented metallic violet blooms in 10 cm dome shaped heads. A good cut flower.

Bulb Size:
10/+
Flowering: May - June
Height: to 65cm
Position: Plant 3” deep in full sun in well drained soil and 6" apart