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Allium Mars
Allium Mars
Allium Mars
Allium Mars
Allium Mars

Allium 'Mars'

Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • Giant magenta-pink spheres of flowers standing on long stems above broad, green leaves.
  • These wonderful alliums will look simply stunning in wherever you plant them in your garden
  • Blooming from mid-May, these truly head-turning plants will last for years to come.
  • Cut and dry them for fantastic indoor displays.
  • Supplied as a pack of 2 bulbs, size 18/20 ready to plant in autumn.
2 Bulbs - Item: 600119
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Product Description

Alliums are a showstopping spring bulb that are guaranteed to catch the attention of everyone who sees them.

Giant magenta-pink spheres of flowers stand majestically on long stems above their broad, green leaves each spring. These wonderful alliums will look simply stunning in wherever you plant them in your garden. Perfect for positioning at the back of your borders, these will look incredible when group with low growing spring bulbs to really create a beautiful display.

Blooming from mid-May, these truly head-turning plants will last for years to come. Related to onions (but do not eat them!), they are very tough, and hardy and they are great for beginners. You could also cut and dry them for fantastic indoor displays.

Supplied as a 2 pack of bulbs, size 18/20 ready to plant in autumn. Growing to a height of 1.2m.

What Is Supplied

Item 600119 supplied as:
Supplied as a pack of 2 bulbs, size 18/20 ready for planting in autumn.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Underplant with hostas, ferns or other low-growing, hardy perennial plants which will help to disguise the leaves as they fade.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for your Allium Collection:

  • Find a location where the soil drains well and where they will receive full sun.
  • Plant allium bulbs in early to mid-autumn in a sheltered site to prevent the top-heavy flower spikes from getting blown over.
  • Dig over the soil and remove any weeds before planting.
  • Water well after planting, saturating the soil around the bulbs. Once established, alliums are drought tolerant.
  • In borders, plant bulbs in early autumn at a depth of about four times the diameter of the bulbs.
  • In containers, alliums will do well in deep pots with a good general-purpose potting compost with a handful of horticultural grit added.


 

Aftercare Advice for Alliums:

  • After planting, feed with a general-purpose feed such as our Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser.
  • Dried flower heads can be removed and made into indoor decorations or left on the plants to self-seed.
  • Divide alliums every three to four years or when the plants begin to look overcrowded and blooming decreases.
  • Lift the bulbs with a garden fork or spade and pull the bulbs apart.
  • Replant some in the original location and plant the remainder in a new location.

 

Pruning and trimming advice for Alliums:

  • The leaves die down at flowering time, so itís best to plant alliums where this foliage is masked by that of other plants.
  • Avoid removing them while still green, as they provide the bulbs with energy for the following season.
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
120cm
20cm
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Allium 'Mars'
Allium 'Mars'
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Item: 600119
Only £5.99