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B3B3 Posts: 11,531

At what stage do allium buds appear?

Leaves are about a foot long,  but there doesn't seem to be anything in the middle.

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,761

    The recent chilly weather might be holding them back. I always associate alliums with Chelsea which is 3 weeks off yet. 

  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666
    My nectaroscordum buds are 3' high, getting nice and fat, my other alliums - Nada.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    which alliums B3? They have different flowering times, image

  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    Mine have barely appeared yet although I think their variety flowers more commonly in June. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 11,531

    I'm in London.

    My concern was that when I parted the leaves, there was nothing in the way of buds you would see in tulips or daffodils. and wondered if this is normal. Thinking perhaps I didn't plant them deep enough

    Don't remember the variety, but it's purple lollipop type - but not the huge one.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 11,531

    Hello Edd,

    Is this affecting alliums?

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Rach10Rach10 Posts: 3

    Hi B3, I've purchased my first ever Alliums from our local garden centre and yet to be planted in the garden, the stems are about 10 inches high with buds on them all, but I guess not helpful to compare as they would have come from a nursery somewhere. I live in Lincolnshire. I guess its just watch and wait to see how they grow.

  • smallswansmallswan Posts: 86
    I am in the soft south west (still perishing cold here too). My Allium Christopheri are in their first year, and some of the dozen I put in have the beginnings of a bud, but I am not uncrossing my fingers yet.
  • B3B3 Posts: 11,531

    Oh well, if they're blind, maybe they'll flower next year.image 

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,942

     I dont know if this helps. These are the tall purple pom pom type, I think either purple sensation or globemaster.  the photo was taken last week. They are in the veg patch for cutting.

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