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Allium ledebourianum

These are onions with large heads of flowers, usually spherical, with the pointed petals giving the famed ‘exploding firework’ effect. In many of them the flower heads dry in the autumn, and can be used as spectacular Christmas decorations. Flowers are usually pink, purple or white, and leaves may be present at flowering time, or come earlier, withering as the flowers open. In the latter case, cut them back as the flowers start to open.These are onions with large heads of flowers, usually spherical, with the pointed petals giving the famed ‘exploding firework’ effect. In many of them the flower heads dry in the autumn, and can be used as spectacular Christmas decorations. Flowers are usually pink, purple or white, and leaves may be present at flowering time, or come earlier, withering as the flowers open. In the latter case, cut them back as the flowers start to open.

Allium ledebourianum comes from alpine meadows in the Altai Mountains in Siberia. It has tight clusters of pinky purple flowers.

PLANT SPECIFICS
Quantity 3 bulbs
Width 15cm
Height 50cm
Family Amaryllidaceae
Flowering Late spring to early summer
Habitat detail open, sunny position
Garden habitat Open sunny
Soil well drained soil
Plant category Bulb
Height range 20 - 60 cm

Code

5AC-3B
3 bulbs £4.00