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Allium Purple Sensation

I planted lots of Allium Purple sensation late last year. Should they be coming up by now? My Allium Sphaerocephalon have started to come up...




  • FatsiaFatsia Posts: 31
    Mine are just poking through, less than an inch above the soil surface. I'm in the south east :)
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,395
    No sign of mine yet, I'm in the West Midlands.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Mine are potted due to a house move. Currently four inches high - West Midlands
  • Ok thanks. Maybe I should have put them in earlier. 
  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 1,659
    edited February 2020
    Mine are only just starting - and I can’t remember if it’s the purple sensation or sphaerocephalon that are growing. I also planted some Christophii but now sign of them yet. I can’t remember exactly when I planted - November or early December.

    My alliums which I moved last year in spring are already well above ground and leafy. Some of the small white flowered ones - not sure of the proper name.
  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,149
    I find the sphaerocephalon come up before many other other alliums even though they are later to flower. The purple sensation should overtake them and flower first, that's how they behave in my garden anyway🙂
  • Thanks Victoria.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 10,147
    My leaves are up - just noticed today. London.
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 954
    This is the first time I have alliums other than sphaerocephalon but echo what has been said about this type appearing pretty early despite flowering late.
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