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Alliums growing already ???

So I have planted bulbs for the first time in many years - bought loads of pots and varieties . I planted a lot of allium in 2 of these pots about 3/4 wks ago and was suprised to see them sprout- should I have kept them somewhere else ?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,720
    Don't worry, they will slow down when the cold weather hits.  Last year all my ready planted alliums did the same. They flowered this year a little earlier than usual, but then it was also hot early on this year. It's been a funny year 2020, I will be glad to see the back of it.
  • Pam100Pam100 Posts: 82
    Mine have done exactly the same!! I bought them from Aldi and potted them and they are sprouting well. 
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,116
    Most of the big Alliums come from the Steppes so they have evolved to be cold season growing.  That way they can flower as soon as it is warm enough. Many of them actually lose their leaves altogether before flowering.
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