Hi just wondering if you could plant these in with tulips and if gardeners out there think they would work well together or not.
Thanks for any opinions
tulip foliage might be a bit butch for the alliums??
They flower quite late on compared to tulips James, July /August , so it depends if you're looking for things to flower together, or for a succession. They're also quite tall, so they generally need other planting around them for support.
You could certainly plant them in the same location as they both like well drained soil and plenty of sun
A.sphaerocephalon can be a bit invasive in the open garden ; brilliant in a wild garden though .
Thanks Fairgirl think Ill put them in a wall boarder have some shrubs and grass they can grow between
I've just ordered and planted about 30 bulbs of those Allium Sphaerocephalon. As an experiment I have planted them amidst my existing Carex testacea.
I am hoping that this will make an interesting association. More about it ... next summer!
Ooo! I like them.
Yes they can be quite tall and when the heads are fully grown they are quite heavy, but my oh my the bees absolutely love them....i love them when they are half green and half purple, this picture was taken on 8th july, i have planted more this autumn ?
Loana "...i love them when they are half green and half purple..."
Agree, that's when they look their best and distinctive from other aliums.