Add drama to your garden with spectacular spring flowering Alliums. Please look online at those we presently list and have ready to send you very soon.
At Bressingham, and particularly at Foggy Bottom, Adrian has used Alliums to add drama to plantings of later flowering perennials and grasses. Shown above is a photograph of Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ planted amongst a ‘river’ of purple leaved Heuchera ‘Prince’ in the All Seasons Bed.
In your own garden, planting at least 3 plants not as a clump but spaced between other perennials makes for a bold show; try planting in a line or a semi-circle. It is normal for Allium foliage to die down quite quickly after flowering, so this is another reason to plant them amongst perennials and grasses. We particularly like Stipa tenuissima as a companion for any of these taller Alliums.
‘Purple Sensation’ is great…
… but who could resist ‘Globemaster’?
… or the newer ‘Pinball Wizard’?
Equally spectacular are Allium giganteum…
… ‘His Excellency’ …
… and ‘Gladiator’.
These last 2 images were taken this week just before Easter: Allium plants on the Bressingham Gardens Nursery, waiting for a home in your garden.