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Asked by Anonymous on May 24, 2014
Allium Bulbs

Will allium bulbs do well in Jacksonville, FL.? Think we are on the line for zone 8 and 9.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, there are numerous allium plants that would do well in your region. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/allium/growing-alliums.htm

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Asked by Lisaguckes on June 9, 2014
Allium

When can you cut down allium when they are done blooming….do you have to wait?

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theficuswrangler

You should let the leaves die back naturally -- they are providing energy for next year's bloom. Here's an informative article: http://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/g-67-alliums.aspx

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Asked by Carolyn@carolynlalas on April 26, 2015
Yellowing Leaves on Allium

The flowers on my allium are always beautiful, but the leaves are yellowish and unattractive even prior to blossoming. They are planted in full sun.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Allium really don't have many growing issues generally. Proper watering and light fertilizer are generally the biggest requirements.
Did the plants suffer a cold spell after leaves had erupted? Did they have some wet weather or a dry spring?
I suspect something weather related caused some leaf or bulb stress but not enough to hurt the blossoms.
Refresh your Allium care with the links below.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/allium/

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/allium/growing-alliums.htm

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Asked by jennygarrett on May 5, 2015
Do You Trim Allium Foliage

I have a lot of foliage with the alliums that is flopping on the garden. Should I cut it back?

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Floppiness seems to be an unfortunate trait of alliums. I have seen recommendations to plant it among other perennials, such as tall hardy geraniums, for support (or a clever disguise).

I wouldn't recommend cutting back all the foliage because your bulb's vitality depends on it. Your leaves absorb sunlight which is needed for photosynthesis which the bulbs need to create food to survive through dormant periods.

For more information on growing alliums, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/allium/growing-alliums.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 17, 2015
Allium

What is the proper time and way to plant allium?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by bettinapollock on March 2, 2016
Allium Rampant Throughout My Garden

How to get rid of the alliums?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Digging them up is generally the most effective method.
Dead heading the flowers to prevent reseeding can help stop the spread.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/allium/drumstick-allium-flowers.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/wild-garlic-control.htm

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Asked by Pattiafitz on June 11, 2016
Alliums

What do I do after my alliums have bloomed?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You only need to dead head the plants if you do not want them to reseed.
If you want to dead head the flowers, cut them off at the base of the plant.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/allium/growing-alliums.htm

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