Allium 'Red Giant Star'
Allium 'Red Giant Star'
Allium 'Red Giant Star'
Allium 'Red Giant Star'
Allium 'Red Giant Star'
Allium 'Red Giant Star'
Allium 'Red Giant Star'
Allium 'Red Giant Star'
Allium 'Red Giant Star'

Allium 'Red Giant Star'

Allium 'Red Giant Star'

5 bulbs — £3.75

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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 2023

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

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Description

Allium 'Red Giant Star' is a show-stopping ornamental onion perfect for bringing a bit of drama to your garden. With its ultra-large blooms and deep, rich, red(ish) purple colour, this allium will be a standout in any garden. The blooms are held atop sturdy stems that can reach up to 30cm in height. The bright, star-shaped blooms of Allium karativiense 'Red Giant Star' are sure to attract butterflies and other pollinators to your yard. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil for best results and enjoy the long-lasting blooms all summer long.

Its showy flowers attract a variety of pollinators and make a great cut flower. Add some drama and color to your garden with Allium karativiense 'Red Giant Star'. It is sure to be the star of the show, and will surely give any onlooker a good dose of star-studded delight!

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • 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 karativiense 'Red Giant Star'

  • Flower colour

    Red, purple

  • Bulb size

    12/+

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    25 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Wildlife gardens
    Rockery
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Stony
    Multipurpose 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

Useful information

    • Plant your Allium 'Red Giant Star' 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 'Red Giant Star' 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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