Allium 'Fireworks' Mixed - Bulb
As soon as possible after receiving the Allium 'Fireworks' bulbs they can be planted in the garden, a flower pot or in a planter. If not they must be kept in a frost-free area. Bulbs planted in a flower pot are not usually frost resistant. Both the planting depth and the distance apart is approximately 10 cm. Loosen the soil well and plant the bulbs with the point facing upwards. Refill the planting hole and avoid walking over the soil. Allium 'Fireworks' will grow in most soils but best grown in good, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.Allium ‘Fireworks’ mix in the garden
Allium 'Fireworks' Mixed are very eye-catching when planted in larger groups. The more bulbs you plant the greater the impact of the flowers. Plant in groups of at least 16 bulbs, or divide up to 50 or more bulbs evenly in a flower border. This small ornamental onion is also suitable for planting in the rock garden and flower pots or patio planters. Make sure you use fresh potting compost and put a layer of gravel or hydro granules at the bottom of the pot. Space the bulbs in the pot about 5 cm apart.
Our mix of Alllium 'Fireworks' produces small pendulous flowers that resemble exploding fireworks. The mix contains the yellow Allium flavium, the purple Allium carinatum and the white Allium carinatum 'Album' These ornamental onions 'Fireworks' are long lasting in a vase and are also admired when mixed in a bouquet. Allium carinatum is also referred to as 'Keeled Garlic'.
Even when flowering is over, alliums look decorative. The special feature of the larger ornamental onion is how long it lasts as a cut flower. Pick your alliums for the vase just as the buds are opening and they will last for ages. When flowering is over, you can dry the flower stalks too-just leave them to hang upside down in a well ventilated area.
The Allium 'Fireworks' bulbs can remain in the same spot for years. Deadhead the faded flowers and this will direct the energy back into the bulb. For a healthy growth, we recommend sprinkling Bakker's flower bulb fertiliser around the base of the leaves immediately after the flowering period. This will ensure a rich flowering for the following year. After flowering, leave the foliage to die down naturally and cut back when it has turned yellow. You will then be rewarded with an abundance of flowers again the following spring. Water during dry periods. To protect the bulbs grown in a pot against frost, place the pot in a frost-free area or cover it with bubble wrap.Alliums in the winter
Alliums planted in the garden are hardy -just be sure to avoid soil that is too wet (especially in the winter) as this will not be tolerated.
Potted alliums are somewhat more sensitive to frost so you will need to bring them into a frost-free area for the winter. As soon as frosts are over, get those pots outdoors again.