Gardening Guide Alliums River2u.com
Overview
Also known as ornamental onions, alliums are spectacular additions to a flower bed. They come in shades of purple, pink, white and yellow. Their blooms range from huge 12 inch balls to tiny 1 inch clusters. Alliums bloom from spring into summer. They are wonderful cut flowers, and the dried blooms make beautiful additions to dried arrangements. Deer and other wildlife pests have a strong distaste for them. Alliums do best when planted in well drained soil and in full sun, although some varieties will take some shade.
The following should be considered when buying allium bulbs:
  • Select the color and height for the site to be planted.
  • Each bulb produces one flower. You will need 4 to 6 bulbs per square foot for an attractive display.
  • Make sure all bulbs are firm and dry. Discard any that feel mushy.
  • Note the time of bloom, which ranges from spring to late summer.
Plant alliums in the fall before the ground freezes. Most need to be planted 3 inches deep, but some of the larger varieties should be planted 8 inches deep, so be sure to follow planting instructions. Leaves should not be cut back until 6 weeks after blooming, so plant alliums in the perennial border where other plants will hide the leaves as they yellow.



Where to Shop (click to visit)
DirectGardening - Use special coupon # G5666 for 3 free Peacock Orchid Bulbs with any purchase.


To advertise your web site here, go to CliqueRouter Ads.
Bushes & Grasses
Flowers & Foliage
African violets
Alliums
Amaryllis
Blooming bulbs
-summer

Bromeliads
Cacti/Succulents
Chrysanthemums
Coleus
Daffodils
Ferns
Gardenias
Hostas
Orchids
Pansies
Paperwhites
Poinsettias
Tulips
Herbs & Vegetables
Trees
Supplies
Tools
Water Gardens
As a service to you, we are experimenting with providing additional product information:
Questions, Comments, Suggestions, & Corrections 2005,2006 CliqueFriends, LLC