ALLIUM CARINATUM subsp PULCHELLUM (BULBILS)
This ornamental onion has narrow leaves on the lower part of the stem and nodding, rich red-purple, bell-shaped flowers, which are borne in loose umbels. It will soon bulk up making impressive clumps. Bulbils are small offset bulbs which will produce quicker results than growing from seed.
Plant the bulbils 2cm deep in situ at any time or in a pot in an unheated greenhouse and keep moist. Winter cold with cause vernalisation and the plants will emerge in spring. We find this the most effective and easiest method. Alternatively you can plant them 2cm deep in pots of compost indoors and keep moist. Keep them warm for 2 weeks (about 20C) and the then cold (about 4C) for four weeks and then warm them again. This cycle should be repeated until germination occurs. Germination is very erratic and can take anything form a few weeks to almost a year so patience is needed.
Classification:Half hardy bulb
Packet Content:10 bulbils (Approx)