This splendid and quite exceptional summer-flowering species has strap-like leaves and huge, four to five inch spherical umbels packed with star-shaped, rose-violet flowers with protruding violet stamens. Quite a magnificent garden plant which will produce offset bulbs, and also a lovely cut flower.
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.
Common name:Rosenbach Allium, Showy Onion
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:6 (Approx)