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Allium paradoxum

nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,349

I've just tipped this out of the pot it flowered in and the bulbs looks very healthy. 

This was identified for me by Happy Marion back at flowering time. What I need to know now is shall I dry it off or replant it now.


In the sticks near Peterborough


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,248

    Personally I would keep it planted. I have it growing in the rock garden and it stays there all year round without being disturbed.

  • whatever you do label it - I spend hours every autumn trying to identify bulbs that have beeen dug up inadvertently during the year because once they have died down I forget where they were.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,349

    thanks Berghill, I'll do that. There are several bulbs now, some quite small. I might make 2 potential patches

    gg this one appeared from nowhere, or more likely in a pack of other alliums.

    Labels? doesn't sound like my garden but I do keep a plan and list of what's been planted where.

    thank you both

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    Why not divide your allium paradoxum bulbs into two - plant half in the garden and the rest in a pot.  Label the pot and you then have a reminder of the early flowering small white allium which will appear next year in the garden.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,349

    Even better Marion. image thanks

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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