Allium ‘Spider’: part 2

I always go on about how Allium cristophii is my favourite allium. It is showy, cheap and pretty easy to please. But I may have to change my mind.

allium spider lavender

The flowers of the relatively new ‘Spider’ are pretty good and certainly more showy than A. schubertii, one of its parents. But I have also been pretty impressed with the dead heads of ‘Spider’. They do not retain their petals as does A. cristophii but the small seed pods on the long pedicels are quite smart and they are making quite a feature in the garden, both in the borders and in the raised beds with the lavenders.

allium spider dead

Geoff’s rating 9/10

Garden rating 8/10

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2 Comments on “Allium ‘Spider’: part 2”

  1. sueturner31
    August 11, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    Really like having seed heads in the garden…make the show last longer …although having said that, I have had to start taking out Purple Sensation as they are taking over one area in the garden…ending up as bad as spanish bluebells…..which were given to me many years ago in my naive days… 😦

    • thebikinggardener
      August 11, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

      Yes bluebells can be a nuisance and I have had allium cristophii seed a bit too freely in the past. I like seed heads as long as they dont look too autumnal. Today feels like the first day of autumn – hope it isn’t!

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