Could you plant Allium bulbs now?

guttiesgutties N. IrelandPosts: 52
I see that JParkers have an offer (to get rid of their stock): 25 allium bulbs for £3

If the bulbs are planted this late in the season will they still flower this year or has the planting window been missed?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 18,782
    I bought a load and planted the between xmas and new year. I see no reason why they shouldn't flower
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 12,514
    I have planted Alliums as late as March and they will still flower, although a bit later than usual. They will probably arrive with some roots. Just be careful not to break any roots or shoots when you plant them.
    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 1,503
    edited 11 January
    I have quoted this before but Garden Which did a trial recently of all sorts of bulbs, planting at the correct time and then in stages up to the following spring. In all cases the bulbs still flowered, in many cases the display was later / shorter or both but they all gave a worthwhile display.
    AB Still learning
    "As the days grow longer the cold grows stronger"
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