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What do you do with alliums after flowering?
Once the flowers have faded leave them on the plant until they fall apart as they offer fantastic winter interest. Some gardeners pick the seedheads and dry them in order to use them as a decoration in the house. Allium bulbs can be left in the garden year after year.
When should I dead head alliums?
Once the flowers have faded, you can deadhead the blooms. Leave the foliage in place, though, as the leaves need time to fade naturally to gather energy into the bulbs for next season's growth.
Can I cut the dead leaves off alliums?
Alliums that grow from bulbs need their foliage in order to produce energy for next year's flowers. So it's important to allow these plants to die back naturally. Once the foliage has yellowed and withered, it can usually be removed with a gentle tug.
How do you maintain alliums?
Alliums are drought tolerant and watering of plants grown in the ground is not usually necessary. Plants dislike summer irrigation because this may cause the bulbs to rot. Alliums grown in containers will need regular watering, but make sure the compost does not become waterlogged.
How do you hide allium foliage?
Combine with plants that will help hide allium foliage as it dies back. Peonies, irises, roses, and catmint are a few suggested companions. Combine with other colors ranging from the palest lavender to the deepest purples. For example, plant reddish-purple selection A.
How do you propagate alliums?
How do you collect allium seeds?
Can you grow alliums from seed heads?
Learn how to grow Allium from seed and fill your garden with beautiful ornamental blooms. Ornamental Allium seeds can be collected from seed heads of some species of allium, after they have bloomed and formed seed. The seeds can then be grown by sowing indoors, or direct sowing out into the garden.