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Allium Purple sensation

I planted my Alliums in sep/oct as instructions in a pot with added grit in a sunny site. I was expecting them to be coming up by now but so far nothing. Have they died or am I to early In expecting to see them?




  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Some of my alliums are yet to appear, others are just showing. I wouldn't be too concerned just yet, it's still fairly early, so give them a bit of time. Sometimes newly planted bulbs take a bit of time to establish. 

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Not seen much of mine yet either. 

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Mine are mostly about 3 or 4 inches tall, but they are well established.

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Same here, some not showing some just appearing.

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Just looked - some are up.  But while we are on the subject, last year was my first time with alliums, and the other day, when I went past the flower bed I spotted an array of familiar looking seedlings.  They were just like onion pips.  After a moment's thought, I realised that an allium must have seeded in the flower bed.  Does anyone know if they would eventually develop into proper allium bulbs and flowers, or shall I just weed them all out? 

  • iGrowiGrow Posts: 183
    I bought some at Gardeners World last June and planted them straight away... Four out of the six planted are looking very healthy and I suspect the others have failed although there is time yet.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,712

    Allium christophii seeds about generously in undisturbed spots. They take about 2 to 3 years to reach flowering size.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Thanks Fidget. I might try and grow some of them on then.  I absolutely loved the Christophii last year.  Firework explosions the size of footballs!!

  • Mine are coming along okay, about 4 / 5 inches tall. 

  • franco6832franco6832 Posts: 105

    they are tugs if they like your soil. they spring up all over the place.



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