Allium Atropurpureum

Allium Atropurpureum Allium Atropurpureum
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Allium Atropurpureum

Taylors Bulbs
Price £ 2.99
  • Quantity
In stock

Deep claret flowers. Ideal for cut and dried flowers. Bee friendly

Valuable for planting in groups in borders or for naturalising (flowering for year after year). Excellent, long lasting cut flower. Plant taller varieties to the rear of borders. Flowers can be used for dried flower arrangements.

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  • Brand
    Taylors Bulbs
  • Flower Colour
  • Flowering Month
    May, June
  • Planting Types
    Cut Flowers, Borders and Beds, Pots & Containers
  • Sunlight
    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Soil Type
    Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
  • Moisture
    Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
  • Planting Distance
    10cm/4 inches
  • Planting Depth
    15cm/6 inches
  • Flowering Height
    60cm/24 inches
  • Planting Time
    July Onwards
  • Bulb Size (cm)
  • Number of Bulbs Per Pack
  • Attractive to Wildlife
    Attractive to Bees, Attractive to Butterflies & Moths




General Planting Advice

Top Tips for Bulbs Planting:
1. Buying – When buying your bulbs, choose bulbs that are firm and feel heavy for their size. Reject any that are mouldy, damaged or feel soft.
2. Planting Depth – Bulbs generally need to be planted about twice their height depth.
3. Group Together – Plant bulbs in groups – odd numbers of bulbs in each group work the best. Generally the larger the group, the better the display looks. Single bulbs dotted around the garden never seem to make an impact.
4. Woodland Planting – If you are going for a random effect in a woodland/wild setting, throw the bulbs in front of you and plant them where the land. This helps to avoid a ‘regimented’ look.
5. Don’t Mix – Try not to plant a mix of bulbs together unless they are combination. Make sure to check flowering times and heights, as this can often lead to a disappointing show.
6. Container Planting – Most bulbs tend to do well in containers. Dwarf varieties will often echo the scale of the container. Miniature daffodils, such as ‘Tete a Tete’ or ‘Hawera’, are good varieties as they do not get blown about or leggy.

Successional Display

Your garden and containers can look sensational for weeks if you choose bulbs for a successional display. Start the season with crocus, then early daffodils (February Gold). Blue-flowered bulbs such as chionodoxa with daffodils and tulips, vibrant Muscari completes the blue theme. Choose a late daffodil (Hawera) for a late display, and contrast with some mid-late season tulips to keep the display going until the alliums start to bloom.

What to do if your bulbs fail to flower!

Where established clumps of your bulbs fail to produce a successful display, follow these simple steps to help revive them for the following years:

  • Water and feed clumps throughout spring, and leave the stalks/leaves to die down naturally.
  • Mark the position of underperforming clumps. Make a note in your diary to lift, divide and replant these bulbs in September-October.
  • Replant at 3-4 times the depth of the bulb, into soil that has been improved with garden compost. Give each bulb its own space, so that it grows on strongly next spring.
  • Repeat this autumn lifting and dividing every three-four years.







Ways To Plant Your Allium Bulbs:

Border Planting – Probably the easiest and most rewarding way to grow allium bulbs. Make sure to choose a well-drained spot, as the fleshy bulbs will rot on overly wet soils. Most alliums prefer a sunny site, but can tolerate partial shade.
Container Planting – This is a great way to start off bulbs if you haven’t decided where to put your allium collection. But if you plan to keep your alliums in a container all year round, ensure that the pot/container is at least 15 inches (37.5cm) in diameter. Remember to maintain water levels in the spring and summer seasons. Alternatively you can grow alliums in a smaller pot, by placing them in a cold frame (sheltered) spot for the winter, before planting out in the spring time.
Natural Planting – This way tends to work better with the smaller species of alliums such as roseum or schubertii. To achieve a natural effect, place your allium bulbs in random positions, trying not to be precise. Alliums are said to be suitable for naturalising, they are liable to spread, so make sure that you regularly check on them.




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