In May and June this amazing plant bears the largest flowers of all of the allium family with the absolutely enormous 12 to 18 inch heads producing hundreds of rose-pink flowers on stems of different lengths! When the flowers die they are replaced by huge, beach-ball-sized seed heads of radiating stems resembling an exploding firework, which make the most impressive dried flowers. This plant is perfect for front borders or large pots and containers.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:8 (Approx)