Allium 'Lover's Collection'

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation', Allium cristophii, Allium caeruleum | Ornamental Onion, Star of Persia

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A fantastic collection to get you started

These popular RHS AGM varieties produce spherical architectural flower heads

Will attract bees and other pollinating insects

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If you're new to Alliums, this is a fantastic collection to get you started! These popular RHS AGM varieties produce spherical architectural flower heads in May and June perched on stiffly upright stems. As the flowers fade, attractive seed heads remain which become straw coloured as the season progresses, persisting throughout autumn. Dot Allium 'Lover's Collection' among herbaceous perennials, at the front of borders or in patio containers where they will attract bees and other pollinating insects. Supplied as bulbs.


  • Collection comprises:
  • Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' – An RHS AGM Allium with spherical flower heads up to 8cm (3") across consisting of star-shaped deep violet flowers. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 15cm (6").
  • Allium cristophii – Also known as Star of Persia, this RHS AGM variety is mid-height with magnificent lilac-mauve flower heads up to 20cm (8") across. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 15cm (6").
  • Allium caeruleum – An RHS AGM variety with dainty, spherical blue flower heads. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 10cm (4").

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Height Up to 90cm (36in)
Spread Up to 15cm (6in)

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25 allium bulbs (V57281)
50 allium bulbs (V57275P)

Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, harmful if eaten. Allium bulbs should be planted in autumn, with the pointed end facing upwards, at a depth of approximately 3 times their height. Choose a sunny position in free draining soil.
Alliums thrive in dry sunny conditions so feeding and watering should not be necessary except on the driest of soils. Alliums will not repeat flower in the same year. Their faded spherical flower heads can be removed after flowering if necessary; however they will make a wonderful architectural display in the autumn if left intact.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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