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.
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.
Geoff’s rating 9/10
Garden rating 8/10