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I’ve got lots of green shoots coming up around my alliums are these new bulbs and will they flower?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404
    Hi @Sally Simpkin - it's common for the allium foliage to be quite abundant before the alliums themselves start to show their flowering stems.
    Is that what you were meaning, or did you mean there was another plant there?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,228
    They do seed like mad and you get thin shoots coming up while they grow their bulbs. They don't flower for a few years.
  • I think from the other comment that they are seedlings around the main bulbs. I think I’ll pot some up and see what happens thanks for help. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404
    What type of allium is it @Sally Simpkin? The little sphaerocephalon [drumstick] ones certainly have lots of little bulbs popping up very readily. They seed around very readily.
     
    They also appear very early, even though they don't flower until much later. If it's those, that's likely to be what the greenery is  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • you’re spot on they are the drumsticks. Thanks for your help
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404
    You're welcome @Sally Simpkin.
    The squirrels dig them up a lot, but they do seem to multiply very quickly  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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