Allium obliquum
Allium obliquum
Allium obliquum

Allium obliquum

Allium obliquum

1 bulb — £7.90

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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

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Description

The zingy green-ish yellow flower clusters of Allium obliquum add a cool zestiness to planting schemes during mid-summer, which is perfect for bringing an air of cool to the garden when the mercury is peaking. Any style of garden should include a hint of quirkiness, and with its vivid greenish yellow ball-like flower heads sat above unusual twisty stems, this allium would happily fill that role. As with all alliums, this one makes a great cut flower. Plant plenty and enjoy them in your home too! They have a very long vase life and look particularly good in a mixed bunch.

Allium obliquum is very versatile – combine it with mixed flowers in contrasting bright colours to create an eye-popping funky look, plant it in swathes among shrubs for a sleek toned-down look, or add it to a cottage-style mixed flower border to provide contrasting structure – in fact, it’s fair to say that this allium would look great anywhere!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Allium obliquum

  • Flower colour

    Yellow, green

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower Gardens
    Borders
    Gravel 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

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 obliquum 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 obliquum bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

      Read all Allium planting & care instructions

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