Allium Purple Sensation carries the RHS 'Plant for Pollinators' mark, and will attract bees and other ollinating insects to your garden or patio. A reasonably short stem is topped by a ball of lavender-coloured star-shaped flowers which seem to burst from the top of the stem like a firework. Ideal for borders or pots, the flowers would also make an amazing addition to floral arrangements indoors. These bulbs will burst into flower in the mid to late spring, enjoying either full sun or partial shade. Purple Sensation holds the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Ideal as cut or dry flower.
Plant Type: Spring Bulb
Hardiness: H6 Hardy. Minimum temperature -15 to -20°C.
Plant Height (at maturity): H 90cm/36"
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: Yes
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: Yes
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Loam
Soil Drainage: Moist but Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Planting Style: Flower Beds & Borders; Patio Containers
Season of Interest: Spring
Flowering (from - to): May - June
Planting (from - to): September - November
Typically Available (from - to): September - November
Alliums will grow in a wide range of soils provided there is good drainage. They like sunshine but the flowers will last longer in partial shade. Valuable for planting in groups in borders or for naturalising (leaving in for flowers year after year). Excellent, long lasting cut flower. Late planting in autumn prevents bulbs from making early shoots which can be damaged by frost. Plant taller varieties to the rear of borders. Flowers can be used for dried arrangements