Just been copying a border plan from gardeners world program they use alliums as underplanting . I thought these had to be in the sun , what experiances has others had please with alliums ?
The thing about alliums such as A. hollandicum Purple Sensation is that by the time they are in flower the leaves are dying back and look tatty, so the best place to place them is in full sun but behind low perennials such as geraniums, heucheras etc or underplanting them with low growers such as forgetmenots, that will hide the dying leaves. They prefer full sun but most will do ok in light or dappled shade
They do seem to put up with a lot. They seed themselves about and some of them end up in the shade.
I just bung them in where I need height before the delphiniums get going.
Those beige/brown jobs that used to be called alliums and aren't anymore. They grow well in shade and their name will come to me soon if nobody else comes uip with it
They are not called Fritilleries are they ? I used to think these were alliums till I saw them called Fritilleries ( sorry not spelt it right , hope you know what I mean ) If you dont mean these I look forward to kno.wing what they are , always open to new ideas
They used to be Allium siculum. Give me anther few minutes and the current name will come.
are you thinking Nectaroscordium Nutcutlet?
That's the one ladygardener. Thank you. They do very nicely in shade.
Thankyou so much for remembering, Ive checked them up and yes they will do lovely , under the holly tree isnt in full shade so Im open for suggestions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Fritillaries are native meadow flowers and do well in some sun (mine are part sun scattered around mature shrubs). They wouldn't like full shade.
Are you wanting more suggestions for other partial shade loving plants?