Allium bulbs can produce large blooms the size of a softball. These blooms are very fragrant and add a wonderful texture to any garden. They work the best planted in groups of three or more. Stop in after Labor Day every year to check out the selection of allium bulbs we have in stock here at City Floral Garden Center.
Allium flowers prefer an area that has full sun.
Allium flowers grow best in a well-draining soil. Amend with a combination of top soil, compost, and manure for best results.
Allium bulbs like to be fertilized as you are planting. Add fertilizer 3″ below the bulb in order to promote rooting.
We suggest Espoma Organic Bulb-tone
Allium flowers are late to the party but bring a huge beautiful bloom that comes later in the spring or early summer.
Plant allium bulbs about 4 – 6 inches in the soil.
Allium bulbs need to be spaced out about 6 – 8 inches a part.
PLANTING ADVICE FOR ALLIUM BULBS
- Allium flowers need full sun for the best blooms.
- Plant allium bulbs when temperature is consistently in the low 60’s or lower.
- Allium bulbs and flowers enjoy having soil that is well-draining and has organic matter. Amend the soil with top soil, compost and organic material.
- Fertilize when planting the allium bulbs with either Espoma Organic Bulb-tone or Hi Yield Dutch Bulb Food. Applying fertilizer at least 3″ below bulb will make sure the roots get the most from the fertilizer.
- Plant allium bulbs 4 – 6 inches deep with the old roots facing the ground and the pointed end facing up.
- Water the planted area immediately after planting but no additional watering in fall or spring is necessary.
- Apply a 2 – 3 inch layer of mulch to the planing area in mid to late fall.
BULBS TO PAIR WITH ALLIUM BULBS
CROCUS – Crocus flowers are always first to the spring party, and in some cases will bloom in January. These gorgeous flowers will push through the snow and put on a show that reminds you that spring is just around the corner.
DAFFODIL – Daffodils are best known for their bright yellow blooms that are a wonderful sign that spring is finally here. They are a hardy perennial that is easy to grow in most areas of North America. Perfect for planting between shrubs or on a borders these flowers look amazing where ever they grow.
MINIATURE DAFFODIL – Miniature Daffodils are best known for their bright yellow or white blooms that are a wonderful sign that spring is finally here. Perfect for planting front and center of your garden. These flowers look amazing where ever they grow.