Forum home Plants

Bulb identification

JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 726
this photo is of a head of flowers from a tiny bulb which was part of a mixed spring bag. Does anyone have any idea what it could be. It’s so dainty and such a beautiful Colour


  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,816
    Allium Oreophilum
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,473
    Beautiful photo.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 726
    Thanks I’ll keep an eye out as I would love more for next year.
    thanks b3 I’m playing with a new iPad to edit my photos.
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,816
    I have quite a few of them at the front of my garden, but they get easily swamped by the vigorous growth of other plants, so I need to think of a different way to enjoy them. They’re beautiful flowers.
  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 726
    Putter patter by any chance do they come in other colors?
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,816
    I don’t think they do, but I’m not absolutely sure. 
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,816
    Here are mine this morning:

  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 726
    Lovely mine are in a hanging basket so a bit hidden. I think I’ll move them to a pot which I can show them off better next spring.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150
    I got some allium oreophilum in a bulb mix last autumn, and also some allium unifolium which are a paler pink.  They are such pretty and delicate looking flowers.

    I had originally put the unifolium in a pot, but planted them out last week into a small narrow bed with rosemary, sage and thyme. Looks nice. 😀

    I need to hunt down the oreophilum which I planted out in the front garden. I think they must be swamped out like pitter-patters. 😟
Sign In or Register to comment.