Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Allium

One of my favourite flowers at this time of year is the Allium. It’s a great flower as it adds interest to your garden with its tall round purple head. It is also known to attract bees.


I did not know until recently that you can collect seeds from the Allium. Once the Allium has lost its petals, the green middle of the flowers swell and eventually dry out, revealing black seeds. These seeds can be sown the following spring and will reach flowering size in a few years.
-- Gemma Dray

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