The flowers last for weeks and seem to hover over the garden like balloons.
Can i plant my allium bulbs in the spring.
Plant bulbs generously in case some do not sprout.
To grow these eye catching blooms for the late spring early summer garden allium bulbs should be planted in early autumn september october.
Alliums are amongst the latest spring bulbs to bloom so they are ideal for extending the period of interest.
Available in an assortment of shades and sizes these versatile plants are perfect for any garden big or small.
Usually you can plant them any date between late september and late november as long as the ground hasn t frozen yet.
In fact i d consider potting them up as soon as i received them rather than waiting until too much later to plant outside.
At that point the soil temperature should be just perfect for tucking bulbs in for their winter s rest underground.
In between is the always reliable purple sensation and allium schubertii often and fittingly called the fireworks allium.
Roots tend to form in the fall.
You may also notice a few sprouts in the fall if you live in warmer climates but most stems and buds form in the spring.
Most alliums bloom in late spring along with the last tulips and before irises and peonies.
You can use a bulb planting tool but if you are planting en masse by the dozens just use a shovel and make a wide hole for planting many bulbs at once.
A good rule of thumb is to plant bulbs when the average nighttime temperatures in your area are in the 40 to 50 degree range.
And plant them in random order and spacing for a more natural appearance.
Allium also known as flowering onion is a spectacular and unusual looking flowering bulb that will add interest to any garden as the name suggests allium plants are members of the allium family which includes such plants as garlic onions leeks and chives all of these plants produce similar round pom pom shaped flower heads though alliums are the only ones usually exclusively grown for.
Combine alliums in a pot with tulips and other spring blooming plants such as daisies or pansies.
After flowering both flowers and foliage fade away and allow summer perennials to take center stage.
Where to plant alliums perennial gardens.
You can plant them more closely than in the garden just make sure there is good drainage and that the bulbs aren t touching.
Yes you can plant them in spring or as soon as your soil is workable and no longer frozen.
But they may not do much this season.
On the other hand planting bulbs too early can lead to fungus or disease problems.
Place shorter bulbs in the front of beds and borders.