Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'
Dutch garlic 'Purple Sensation'
'Purple Sensation' is a perennial to 90cm, with short basal leaves dying down by flowering time. Flowers small, vivid rosy-purple, in crowded spherical umbels
SynonymsAllium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation'
Allium 'Purple Sensation'
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
- Columnar upright
Allium are bulbous herbaceous perennials with a strong onion or garlic scent, linear, strap-shaped or cylindrical basal leaves and star-shaped or bell-shaped flowers in an umbel on a leafless stem
- Name status
How to grow
Easy to grow in fertile well-drained soil. Add grit when grown in clay soils to improve drainage. See allium cultivation for further advice
Propagate by seed, sowing in containers in a cold frame when just ripe or in the spring. Alternatively, remove offsets in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Cut flowers
- Flower borders and beds
No pruning required
Generally pest free
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