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Allium Cristophii - 20 Bulbs

Marshalls Garden

£11.99

Catalogue Code: 21002000

RHS Award of Garden Merit
Sale price

Pre Order Now - Despatched between 1st and 10th of October

Regular price £11.99
With its spherical starbursts of purple flowers on sturdy stems, Allium cristophii is one of the most spectacular of all alliums. Superb dotted through a sunny border and loved by bees. RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Key Features

  • Good for cutting
  • Loved by pollinators
  • Prefers full sun

Pack Contents: 20 Allium Bulbs

Size: Bulb size: 10-12cm

Height: Fully established: 50cm

Flower Colour: Purple

Description

  • Huge round purple flowerheads on tall stems
  • Flowers in summer
  • Popular with pollinators
  • Fully established spread: 20cm
  • Planting depth: 10cm

With its spherical starbursts of purple flowers on sturdy stems, Allium cristophii is one of the most spectacular of all alliums. It looks superb dotted through a sunny border, adding architectural interest even after the flowers have faded.

Like all alliums, Allium cristophii is very popular with pollinators and is perfect for wildlife-friendly gardens. It holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

How you will receive your bulbs:

Selected by our team of experts and sent from our nursery, you will receive spring-flowering bulbs in the autumn in a breathable mesh bag. This is to keep the bulbs together in a pack that is nice and airy – perfect to keep the bulbs healthy while in transit.

Can’t plant straight away?

Keep your bulbs in a cool, light, and dry place and preferably hanging on a hook so that air can get to the bulbs at all angles. Ideally, you should aim to plant your bulbs within a week of receiving them, but if this is not possible, store them in a cool, dark place until you are ready to plant them.

Planting tips and hints:

Planting in the ground: You can plant your allium bulbs any time between September and November. Dig a hole with a trowel or a bulb planter 3 times the depth of the bulb, approximately 10cm deep. Plant bulbs approximately 15cm apart (for smaller alliums) or up to 35cm apart for the very large-flowered varieties like Allium ‘Globemaster’. If your soil is heavy, mix in quality bulb compost and potting grit to give them the best start. Place the bulb in the hole with the tip facing upwards, then fill the hole and compact the soil gently. Water in to moisten the soil and apply a bone meal fertiliser to encourage flowering.

Planting in containers: Place a layer of stones or gravel at the bottom of a large container in order to aid drainage. Fill the container with bulb compost to approximately 20cm below the rim. Place bulbs approximately 5-8cm apart ensuring the tips face up. Fill the container to about 3cm from the top of the rim making sure to firm the compost between the bulbs. Water just enough to settle the soil.

Feeding and aftercare: When feeding in spring, use a liquid feed high in potash so it gets to the growing bulb quickly, feeding the roots. There’s no need to deadhead Allium flowerheads unless you want to, as they look good in the border for a long time even after they have dried. Once they start to look untidy, cut the flowerstems down. Remove the leaves once they have died back.

Click here to view our full allium bulb growing guide.

*Planting and flowering months below are subject to seasonal weather conditions.

Growing Calendar

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Delivery

We know how important your garden is to you. We've listened to our customers and introduced a new improved speedy delivery service, meaning Express delivery comes as standard.

*Orders to Northern Ireland have an automatic additional £3.00 delivery surcharge applied at checkout. 

Order TypeDelivery ChargeDelivery Charge
Seed only order£2.99If you purchase any other items you'll be charged the standard delivery rate of £5.99
Plants, bulbs & gardening accessories£5.99If we need to split your order into separate deliveries we'll only charge one delivery fee
Extra large or long plants & heavy items£9.99These are clearly displayed at check-out
Compost (and any other large or heavy items)£5.99

These items are subject to a delivery multiplier where orders containing 3 or 4 items will be subject to an additional £5.99 for every further 2 items added. This is automatically applied at check-out:

  • 1 - 2 bags £5.99
  • 3 - 4 bags £11.98
  • 5 - 6 bags £17.97
  • 7 - 8 bags £23.96
  • 9 - 10 bags £29.95

If you'd like more than 10 bags of compost please call our Customer Service team who can arrange for a bespoke competitive quote on 01480 774555 (standard network charges apply)

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We now deliver to Northern Ireland, additional delivery surcharges automatically apply at checkout. 

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