Allium caesium
Allium caesium
Allium caesium
Allium caesium

Allium caesium

"Light-blue garlic"

Allium caesium

3 bulbs — £6.75

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Orders placed before 1 September 2024
You can expect your order in August/September

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
You can expect your order in September/October

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

If you’re looking to encourage bees and other pollinators to your garden, Allium caesium will happily contribute with its nectar-rich blooms and is the ideal candidate. Also known as 'Light Blue Garlic', this allium is dainty and slender with beautiful ball-like clusters of blue flowers which bees and butterflies just can’t resist. Create a profusion effect of pretty pompons by planting them in close groups or swathes.

Alliums are hardy, perennial and easy to grow, meaning you can enjoy them again and again every year with hardly any intervention. Just let Allium caesium (syn. Allium urceolatum) pop up and do their thing, bringing a wash of cool blue to your late spring combinations. If you fancy making a cottage-garden bouquet with them, pick a bunch and combine them with other informal late spring stems, it’ll look gorgeous!

Typical flowering time: May/June

Key features

  • Farmer Gracy exclusive

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Allium caesium

  • Flower colour

    Blue

  • Bulb size

    5/+

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Rockery
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Allium caesium bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your "Light-blue garlic" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Allium caesium bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all Allium planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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