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Allium ‘Beau Regarde’

Ornamental allium

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.2m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourLight purple
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Allium ‘Beau Regarde’ (Ornamental allium). Produces a large, spherical, lavender-coloured flower head of 6-petaled, star-like flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Vegetable

Other common names

Onion

Origin

Mountainous areas of Northern hemisphere.

Linnaeus first described the genus Allium (the Latin word for garlic) in 1753.

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and seedheads.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, and will require an open, sunny situation with well drained soil. If left undisturbed a clump can be formed. Plant at a depth of approximately 12cm.

Propagation

Propagation is by offsets, by seed in autumn or by division of clumps (spring flowering varieties in late summer and summer flowering varieties in spring).

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to white rot, downy mildew, eelworm, rust and onion fly.

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