Flowering Alliums

Perennial leeks in flower to be exact. Having them flower at last and seeing how attractive they are, I won't mind letting a few go to flower each season. I think they add something really special to the veggie patch...








...don't you?

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  1. Oh, how beautiful!! Ours didn't flower this year, does it take a couple of years, Chris? We got a little enthusiastic with eating them, and now need to let them grow and repopulate again. They don't seem to like the hot weather very much, but they were brilliant in the slightly cooler months...

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  2. I'm not sure how they work their flowering out, Celia. We have had them growing in the garden for 2-3 years now and this is the first time they have put on a show. Some of them had only been divided and replanted earlier this year so their flowering was quite unexpected. They don't thrive in the hot weather but they do hang in there until the cooler weather returns again - pretty indestructable really!

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  3. *Laughing* at these babies.. At 49.95 years of age I think they are amazing, but back when my dad had them going to seed in his garden when I was 13 and I had to walk past them on the way out the back garden gate, had me terrified... they screamed "The day of the Triffids" to me

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  4. I have looked all over for the perennial leeks and can't find them in the UK at all. ;( We have some teeny tiny leek shoots that need transplanting soon though.

    We have lots of ornamental alliums in the flower beds, some look like exploding stars and make good dried flowers as well. Though they don't all come back a second year. The bees are very passionate about them, have the bees found your lovely flowering leeks too?

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  5. I thought I was the only one who let a few leeks go every year just to see the flowers!

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  6. Our leeks have perfectly round mauve flower balls on them... very pretty!

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  7. They last for months as cut flowers, I have 4 in a large glass on top of the bookshelf

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  8. Wow! I might let mine go to flower too!:)

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  9. Lol, very triffod like, Wendy!

    The allium flowers are so lovely, Jo, and yes the bees have found them! :)

    Oh, good. Nice to see others out there too, Frogdancer :)

    Lovely, dixiebelle!

    That's good to know, SOEWNEARTH. A friend actually mentioned something similar recently..and don't they look great in a tall vase!

    Yep, Brydie! :)

    They're worth it..at least a few, Faeryfay :)

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  10. Thankyou!! You answered our question for us aas we have had one of these pop up in a strange part of our garden and had no idea what they were - presumably chook sewn. We are about to sell our house but I will be sure to save the seeds now I know what it is :)

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  11. hi, i let all my leeks flower and i was thrilled with the long lasting flower display, bees and birds enjoyed them, will happily do this again

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Hi there, so nice of you to stop by! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I love hearing what you are up to. Christine x

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