interplanting with Alliums
Hi all, I'm a farmer and have decided to plant some alliums in a 50'x3' bed, different varieties of Alliums, from small to large. But I would like to underplant them with some perennial flowering plants valuable as cut flowers to assure a longer presence of flowers throughout the season and to hide the yellowing leave of the alliums. I'm planting in rows, should I plant a later maturing plant in front of the allium rows? What is the actual technique and spacing of interplanting? How do I plant and avoid to interfere with each other?
I just grow them in an island bed with lots of perennials and a few large grasses ... all crammed in together.
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
Some of the daisy flowers perhaps? Tricky one. Also alliums won't stay in neat rows, mine seed all over the place.
If you want to grow alliums for cutting in with other flowers I would plant them far deeper than the standard advice of a hole with twice the depth of the bulb on top so that you don't disturb them when tending/planting/digging/hoeing the beds.
Have a look at this website to see if you can find anything suitable for your situation and to pair with them - https://www.longfield-gardens.com/article/How-to-Design-a-Cutting-Garden
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did you randomly broadcasted the seed in between the rows (if so, did you thin) or transplanted starts?
or did you freely broadcasted seed all over the bed and let them grow wildly?I
m so unexperienced about interplanting that I actually need more detailled information.