Outdoor Metal Bucket Allium Planter Outdoor Metal Bucket Allium Planter Outdoor Metal Bucket Allium Planter
Outdoor Metal Bucket Allium Planter
Outdoor Metal Bucket Allium Planter
Outdoor Metal Bucket Allium Planter

Outdoor Metal Bucket Allium Planter

Stunning architectural flowers.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • Enjoy the striking, architectural beauty of Alliums anywhere with this stunning planter!
  • Presented in a metal bucket planter with a rustic finish that will look great in contemporary and traditional gardens alike.
  • An ideal gardening gift for someone special, including yourself, and the flowers will come back every spring, with more and more each year.
  • Everything needed is included, just plant in autumn for a spectacular display the following spring.
  • Supplied as a metal planter with compost and 3 bulbs, growing to a height of 40 cm (16 in).
Bucket & Bulbs - Item: 161184
RRP £14.99
Deal Price £12.99
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Product Description

Alliums are incredibly beautiful flowers. With their long, upright stems carrying huge globes made up of dozens of individual flowers, they have a spectacular architectural quality that’s impossible to miss and admired by all. Perfect for container growing, Allium ‘Ostara’ is a compact variety, but no less impressive. Its flowers are an amazingly vibrant purple-red during May and June and will look superb with the grey colour of the planter. Alliums are recommended by the RHS as a ‘Plant for Pollinators’ and bees, butterflies find the flowers irresistible.

The metal bucket planter contains everything you need to grow incredibly striking Alliums on a patio, balcony, or anywhere else. The rope handles and brushed white finish give it a great, rustic feel that will look fantastic in any style of garden, be it old fashioned and cottagey or bang up to date.

Simply plant the bulbs in autumn, up until mid-November, and they’ll Produce big, lush grey-green leaves in spring from which the flower stems will rise. As the planter is reusable, once the bulbs have died back you can plant the bucket with summer bedding, and the Alliums will return every spring, with more flowers year after year, and the flower stems look great dried, lasting for years.

Supplied as a metal planter with compost and 3 bulbs, growing to a height of up to 40 cm (16 in).

What Is Supplied

Item 161184 supplied as:

Supplied as a metal planter, diameter 20 cm (8 in), height 19 cm (8˝ in), including:

3 x Allium bulbs, size 12+
1 x Compost

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Re-use the planter for other plants once the bulbs have finished flowering.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for your Allium Bulbs

  • Plant bulbs at twice the depth of the height of the bulb and four times their width apart. e.g. 5cm tall bulbs need to be planted 10cm below the surface of the ground and 20cm apart.
  • They are fine to plant even if a little green growth is showing, they’ll just need a good watering when you plant them, and then only when the soil is dry.
  • Leave them in the ground once they die back for flowers again next year.
  • While all the energy that a bulb needs in order to grow is stored in the bulb itself, they will do better if you feed them when in active green growth.


Aftercare Advice

  • Plant Alliums as soon as possible in autumn so that they can establish a good root system before the weather becomes too cold.
  • Water frequently and ensure pots don’t dry out.


Cutting Back

  • The leaves of Alliums die back at flowering time and can be removed when this happens to keep them looking tidy.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
Flowering Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
40cm
10cm
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Outdoor Metal Bucket Allium Planter
Outdoor Metal Bucket Allium Planter
Bucket & Bulbs
Item: 161184
RRP £14.99
Deal Price £12.99
Save: £2.00 - 13%