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Damhead Nursery
Damhead Farm
Lothianburn
Midlothian
EH10 7DZ

Details

Allium schubertii is a bulbous perennial producing bright-green, strap-shaped leaves in spring, which die back before the flowers appear. These consist of 50 or more star-shaped, pinky-purple florets on stems of differing lengths producing a starburst effect up to 30 cm across

 

 

 

Hardiness

H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)

 

Sunlight

Full Sun

 

Aspect

South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

 

Exposure

Sheltered

 

Moisture

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height: 0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread: 0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow in fertile, well-drained soil. Add grit when grown in clay soils to improve drainage

 

Propagation

Propagate by seed, sowing in containers in a cold frame when just ripe or in the spring. Alternatively, remove offsets in autumn

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden City & Courtyard Gardens

 

How to care

Pruning

No pruning required. The seedheads are attractive

 

Pests

Generally pest free

 

Diseases

Generally trouble-free: Onion white rot and a downy mildew may occur

Allium Schubertii

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