Allium oreophilum
Allium oreophilum
Allium oreophilum

Allium oreophilum

Allium oreophilum

25 bulbs — £3.50

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Description

Not all alliums are tall and stately - growing to around 15cm, this Allium oreophilum mini marvel is a fantastic little variety which looks great planted at the front of borders, rockeries or in pots. But its low height doesn’t mean it compromises on colour and showiness at all! Allium oreophilum (or 'Ostrowskianum'), also known as Mountain Lover, is a bright and bold alpine gem of a plant, with vibrant pink blooms formed in open rounded clusters that look truly fantastic and provide excellent interest to the garden between late spring and early summer, so it’s well-worth adding to your collection.

This little beauty, Allium oreophilum ('Ostrowskianum') is very easy to grow and pretty self-sufficient as far as plants go. All you need to do is plant the bulbs in autumn and wait for a great display the following year, which will then return annually, naturalising gradually over the years to form bigger and better clumps of colour each time.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Allium oreophilium syn. Allium 'Ostrowskianum'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    5/+

  • Established height

    5-10cm

  • 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

    Pots
    Cottage gardens
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Rockery
    Borders
    Meadows

  • 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 oreophilum 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 oreophilum bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

      Read all Allium planting & care instructions

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