Allium Bulgaricum

I am loving this Allium Bulgaricum (Summer Bells) at the moment. After it’s beautifully elegant conical papery buds have punctuated the foliage for a good five weeks,these subtly coloured bells emerge like one at a time like the limbs of a butterfly coming out of a chrysalis.

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The bees love them and once each flower is pollinated the bells close and turn upwards to make a cone of smaller cones which stand tall until autumn giving this plant months of interest, eventually fading to a beautiful papery skeletal form.

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If you don’t mind the house smelling of wild garlic, they make fabulous cut flowers too.

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