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Allium Mount Everest

Supplied from mid-late August until December. Dispatched as soon as they're picked!
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  • RRP £10.49
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  • Availability: Supplied from mid-late August until December
  • Bulb Size: 18/20
  • Characteristics: Tall-stemmed with large-sized, spherical umbels or flowerheads of pure whites with light green centres.
  • Flowering Period: May/June
  • Flowering Height: 120cm
  • Planting & Care: Prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade. Plant 15cm deep in well-drained, fertile soils.

Allium Mount Everest is an ornamental onion with narrow, green leaves towards the base, on the top of the tall stem forms a spherical or globe-like umbel with many compact white flowers that are star-shaped with narrow petals of pure whites with light green centres or ovum.

Pompom flowerheads of lovely white, Allium Mount Everest has delightfully delicate flowerheads with florets of white. Gardeners appreciate this bloom for the elegant beauty of its flowerheads and because of Mount Everest’s multitudes of tiny blooms it is very attractive to pollinators like birds, bees and butterflies. Plant in groups or use these gorgeous blooms in garden flower areas. Great for planting at the back of beds or in borders or in pots or containers and wonderful as a cut flower.

Genus Allium includes a variety of cultivars which are both useful and beautiful, some of the well-known cultivars includes leeks and onions. Cultivars of the beautiful flowering varieties of Allium are commonly called ornamental onions. Allium plants are perennial geophytes with bulbs. Stalks or scapes, are long, leafless stems which rise from the bulb on which the flowerheads are produced.

Flowerheads of the Allium are often characterised by multitudes of small blooms, some with very petite petals resulting in an almost pom-pom look. Other blooms are larger in size and have larger petal sizes, and typical flowerheads are spherical or rounded in shape.

Allium are hardy plants and can tolerate cold weather up to zone 4. Sun-loving, Allium prefers to bask in the sun’s rays all day long and can tolerate some shade. Must be planted in the fall prior to freezing so roots are able to initially set before the coming cold.

Hardy growers, Allium is tolerant of most soil types and conditions as long as they are well-drained. Drought-resistant Allium is great for adding splashes of colour to the garden scene. Plant bulbs at depths of 2-4 times the diameter of the bulb, usually in the range of 10-15cm.

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