Allium ‘Summer Beauty’ is a bulbous perennial with stunning, rounded umbels which have an abundance of soft lavender-pink, bell-shaped flowers from June to August. The flowers sit on sturdy stems approximately 45 cm above a neat clump of glossy green, strap-shaped leaves. The foliage has a strong onion scent and remains attractive all season long. ‘Summer Beauty’ has been noted for its later but long flowering period, which is longer than other Allium varieties. Attracts lots of pollinators. Creates a wonderful display if planted in masses. It reaches a maximum average height of 70 cm, spread 45 cm.
Suggested Care: Allium ‘Summer Beauty’ 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.