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Alium for May in slightly acid soil

EmerionEmerion Posts: 365
I’m looking for an allium to help fill a May gap in a couple of borders.  I would prefer them to be close to 60cm/2 feet tall rather than the hip-height ones. I’ve noticed that sellers advise chalky soil. My soil is very slightly acid, but there were alliums in this garden when we came here 11 years ago. Do I need a particular variety for my soil? Thanks 
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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,082
    I think so long as it's free draining you'll be fine, I'd go for Purple Sensation. 
  • EmerionEmerion Posts: 365
     I like the look of that one, thanks 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 40,630
    Purple Sensation is pretty reliable. I wouldn't worry about the soil either, as long as the site is good  :)
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