The ball-shaped flowers of Allium Auchs are an eye-catcher.
The Allium loves warm and sunny
- Select the leek a sunny site.
- An exception is wild garlic, it needs partial shade.
- The soil must be rich in humus, be transparent and easy.
- Before planting raise some compost under.
- It may not form waterlogging.
- Make loamy soil with coarse sand loose and permeable.
planting bulbs of the Alliums
Best time to plant Allium is in autumn, from late September to November. Make sure before planting that the bulbs are not moldy. Is the ideal location found lift from planting holes whose depth approximately corresponds to twice the bulb diameter. In this planting holes enter an organic fertilizer or some compost.
Before planting enter a layer of sand into the planting hole, which protects the bulbs in winter waterlogging. Then put the onions and fill the holes with excavation on. Mark the planting locations with small bars in order not to damage the bulbs in tillage in the spring.
If you plant small varieties Allium, set for a two-dimensional planting 50 to 100 bulbs per square meter, with large varieties 5 to 10 bulbs per square meter with planting distances of 25 to 40 centimeters. Allium is also in single position very good effect.
Proper care brings beautiful flowers
The water requirement of Alliums is relatively low, so you have to water occasionally only during prolonged drought. Pour prefer once intensely as often and for only moderately.
Fertilize due to the high nutrient requirements from the spring with foliage outlet to flowering. The following applies: The larger the flower heads, the more fertilizer the plant needs. Use organic fertilizers such as horn chips, compost or fertilizer. Avoid nitrogenous fertilization, these affect the flowering.
After flowering, the Allium feeds, that is, the aboveground plant parts dry up. Once the flower stems and leaves are completely withered, cut off this. Varieties, proliferate, you can also directly after flowering, before the seeds ripen cut.
Design options with this versatile plant
Allium confers with his mostly spherical flower every garden a special touch. It requires almost no space and you can him plant as well in the rock garden as in the perennial border. With their characteristic flowers balls and the long stalks the different varieties set powerful accents.
At the beginning of summer fall early Allium locations between the still predominantly green discounts as a stopgap color on. Under ground cover perennials can visually double the wealth of flowers. Early varieties combine well with yellow variegated or blaulaubigem sage.
Medium-high and high grades can be arranged between good roses. Dominant accents high grades in the background of discounts or their center. They form an impressive contrast to topiary trees as Ligusterpyramiden or spherical guide. The same applies to a combination with ornamental grasses such deschampsia (Deschampsia) or miscanthus.
Small varieties fit well in rock gardens between low shrubs and herbs like lady's mantle or sage. Here also alliums come as the popular Globemaster advantage.
Particularly beautiful varieties
Giant Allium Globemaster
Flowering from May to June and July
Height between 80 and 100 centimeters
Breakfast driving variety with flower-balls of 20 centimeters in diameter
Bluetongue Allium karataviense
Flowering from June to August
Growth Height between 20 and 30cm
Low growing Zierlauchart with blue green leaves and up to 15 centimeters long, dusky pink to silvery shimmering pink star-shaped flowers balls
Flowers Allium stipitatum Mount Everest
Flowering from May to June
Height between 100 and 120 centimeters
Giant onion with pure white, green interspersed flower-balls
Hedgehog piston Allium schubertii
Flowering from May to June
Height between 30 to 60 centimeters
Has mauve inflorescences