Allium Caeruleum is a bulbous perennial with stunning, rounded umbels which have an abundance small, star-shaped, bright blue flowers from June to July. The flowers sit on sturdy stems approximately 60 cm above a neat clump of narrow glossy green, strap-shaped leaves. The foliage has a strong onion scent, but often withers before the flowering period. ‘Caeruleum’ is prized for its stunning vibrant blue colour. Attracts lots of pollinators. Creates a wonderful display if planted in masses. It reaches a maximum average height of 70 cm, spread 30 cm. It is excellent as a cut flower in either fresh or dried arrangements!
Suggested Care: Allium Caeruleum should be planted in fertile, well-drained soils, positioned in a sunny position but can withstand partial shade. Once the flowers begin to die off, you should cut them back to encourage new growth and foliage. If self-seeding is undesired, you should cut back the flowering stems once the flowers had become discoloured. This variety of Allium is drought tolerant.
Planting Instructions: Break up the soil well before planting and dig a hole twice the size of the pot. Remove plant from the pot by tapping the rim of the pot in ‘up side down’ position. Do not pull the plant from the pot. Firm soil after planting and water regularly for the first month.