At the top of the wish-lists for allium-lovers, these dazzling flowers are made up of deep pink to purple petals surrounding a blueberry-purple centre, which opens in early to midsummer on upright stems and seem to hover like large, brilliantly coloured jewels above the foliage.
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:Ornamental Onion
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:12 (Approx)