Allium 'His Excellency'
Allium 'His Excellency'
Allium 'His Excellency'
Allium 'His Excellency'
Allium 'His Excellency'
Allium 'His Excellency'
Allium 'His Excellency'
Allium 'His Excellency'
Allium 'His Excellency'
Allium 'His Excellency'

Allium 'His Excellency'

Allium 'His Excellency'

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Orders placed before 1 September 2022
You can expect your order in September 2022

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
You can expect your order in October 2022

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

Standing regally on straight stems, the lilac-purple spheres of Allium 'His Excellency' will be a real crowd-pleaser in your garden, ushering it from late spring into early summer with plenty of grace and style. Each flowerhead is a perfect globe and, sitting at a statuesque height of around 1m, they will be sure to create an unmissable display. Those tight clusters of star-shaped florets will make loyal subjects indeed of garden pollinators, with bees and butterflies flocking from far and wide to appreciate their charms.

Alliums are perennial, reliably returning year upon year in the right conditions—so to get the very best from your bulbs, grow them in full sun, in a well-drained but fertile soil. For a truly royal display, why not underplant this stately Allium macleanii 'His Excellency' with the diminutive Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen', for a contrasting effect that will undoubtedly turn the wow-factor up to 100!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Allium 'His Excellency'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    20/+

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    50 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower Gardens
    Wildlife gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • 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

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

      • Plant your Allium 'His Excellency' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

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

      • Plant your bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

      • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

      • Place the Allium 'His Excellency' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

      Read all Allium planting & care instructions

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