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  • Flowering Time
    • June
  • Planting Time
    • September
    • October
    • November
  • Growing
    • Hardy
    • Perennial
  • RHS Recommended
    • Plants for Pollinators
  • Perfect For
    • Cutting
    • Pots & Tubs
  • Flowering Height
    • 30-35 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 10/+ cm
  • Colour
    • Blacks & Deep Shades

Allium Atropurpureum

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A deliciously dark Allium with large, flattened globes of merlot-red topping tall, strong stems.  Allium ‘Atropurpureum’ flowers during June, studding garden beds and borders with clusters of majestic, jewel-like blooms.

This Chelsea show winner is adored by bees and hoverflies and is invaluable for adding structure, colour and drama to the garden.  Plant the bulbs through swishy grasses to create a simple, textured and contemporary look which will look brilliant for months, even as the blooms fade, bringing architectural interest during autumn and winter.

Atropurpureum looks stunning against lofty umbellifers such as Cow parsley and Anthriscus ‘Ravenswing’, a lower storey of frilled Alchemilla mollis or Heuchera which will help to hide any fading foliage.

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