Alliums come in many different shapes, sizes and colours they offer a unique look to the summer garden. They're super-easy to grow and critter-resistant which means they’ll last for a long time. Most alliums can be used for cut or dried flower bouquets and all are adored by bees. So do something good for yourself and those hard working bees and plant my Enchanting Allium Collection!
Enchanting Allium Collection includes:
10 Allium 'Hair'
This is definitely a ‘wild hair day’ flower! It has many green ‘hairs’ that fly out of the raspberry coloured balls. I like to plant them in groupings so they make a bigger impact. I've often seen passerbys stop, get out their phones and take pictures. Wild!
10 Allium christophii
Christophii looks like a fireworks explosion in your yard. These lovely mauve- pink flowers create a loose ball with many stems that shoot out and produce smaller flowers. Bees love them, I love them, you will love them!
30 Allium sphaerocephalon
Drumstick Allium are quirky-looking and they will bring many bees to your yard. They have a rich, burgundy colour that's really quite fabulous. Plant them close together for maximum impact and make it easier for the bees to get what they need.
10 Allium bulgaricum
Bulgaricum have been a favourite of mine for years. The flowers resemble umbrellas hanging from thick green threads. I love watching the bees doing acrobatics, upside down and inside the dangling umbels. These are fun flowers and you can't help but smile when you see them.
10 Allium nigrum
The flowerheads of Nigrum look like a cupcake and when the bees are enjoying the flowers, they look like sprinkles on the cupcake. Sweet!