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Questions About Allium Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 24, 2014

Q. Allium Bulbs

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

Answered by
Nikki on
May 24, 2014
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A.

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

Q. Allium

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

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
June 11, 2014
A.

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 on
April 26, 2015

Q. 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.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 26, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

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

Q. 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?

Answered by
shelley on
May 5, 2015
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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

Q. allium

What is the proper time and way to plant allium?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 18, 2015
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Asked by
bettinapollock on
March 2, 2016

Q. allium rampant throughout my garden

How to get rid of the alliums?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 3, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

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

Q. Alliums

What do I do after my alliums have bloomed?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 12, 2016
Certified Expert
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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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