Alliums are beautiful pom-pom flowers that come in a range of shades. These plants can have a fantastic effect in your garden and bloom for weeks on end, bridging the gap between spring and summer. Alliums make fantastic cut flowers, both in fresh and dried flower arrangements.
Alliums are known as flowering, ornamental onions which appear bold in design.
They have large rounded heads most commonly with purple flowers and pretty seedheads.
These plants come in a range of colours including blue, pink, yellow, white and mauve.
This unusual looking flower creates pom-pom shaped flower heads and grows best in sunny but sheltered areas.
Once the leaves have naturally died back, become shrivelled and turned yellow – you can cut back the leaves to ground level.
Every three to four years you should divide your allium bulbs at the same time as replacing some new one in the same area and in new positions.
To divide the bulbs, you should dig around the plant with a trowel and lift the bulbs out.
There should be a collection of bulbs, which you can separate gently with your hands.