This tiny alpine makes a tight clump with nodding umbels of striking, cobalt-blue flowers with linear mid-green leaves, in early summer. This plant offers a valuable departure from the more usual pinks and mauves!
Sow seeds at any time, covering them very thinly with compost or grit, 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 pot 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.
Common name:Allium kansuensis, Blue Flowered allium, Sikkim onion
Packet Content:15 (Approx)