Spring Flowering Bulbs

This section will open for orders in July 2018.  We will be updating the range of bulbs over the next few months, so if you don't see all you want, you may find it appearing later, or you can contact us either by email or telephone to enquire.

Please note we supply full cultural notes with all purchases, and these are based on our own experiences of growing these bulbs on our nursery, where most of the images are taken.  Many websites offer planting guides but these are often misleading or incorrect.  We are also at the end of the telephone to help with either making your selection, or how best to create a great display, so if you have any doubts, call the experts!

We commence delivery of autumn flowering bulbs from August, and spring flowering bulbs from September.  Once you have received an order acknowledgement, your bulbs are reserved for you.  We usually delay despatching orders for tulips until the correct planting time (November onwards), unless the order also includes bulbs which should be planted earlier.  All orders are hand-picked (no 'pre-packs') by a small team of experienced growers, so are all checked and will be in good condition, but this does take time, so please be patient, and don't expect your order to be despatched the same day or sooner.

We hope you enjoy your purchasing experience, and if you have any feedback we will be happy to hear it.  

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Allium Ambassador
Allium Ambassador
A stunning Dutch hybrid with 8" diameter, dark purple flower heads. As a sterile hybrid, 'Ambassador' offers a long flowering period and is later than most of the other 'giant' varieties, due to having the late flowering a. giganteum in its parentage.  Ht. 40" (100cm).  ✩✩✩✩✩ Rating Bulb size 24+ cm  TOP SIZE BULBS * Still at 2017 Prices * Pack...
from £12.00
Allium amplectens 'Graceful Beauty'
Allium amplectens 'Graceful Beauty'
Small globes of sparkling white flowers, with lavender stamens.  Introduced in 2011 and immediately proved popular. Ht. 12" (30cm).Bulb size 6+cm * Still at 2017 Prices *Pack of 10 bulbs for £4.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £16.50
from £4.00
Allium atropurpureum
Allium atropurpureum
The darkest flowered allium available to date, with black-purple, half-spheres which hold their colour well over a long period. Pair it with the white, similarly shaped a.nigrum for a striking contrast. Ht. 2' (60cm).Bulb size 10+ cm * Still at 2017 Prices * 10 bulbs for £4.50 25 bulbs for £11.00 50 bulbs for £20.00
from £4.50
Allium 'Beau Regard' AGM
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Allium 'Beau Regard' AGM
It goes well with the darker flowered, and better known, 'Globemaster', which is alike in every way except flower colour, being a result of the same cristophii x macleanii breeding. ✩✩✩✩✩ Rating  (also recommended by "Gardening Which') Bulb size 20+ cm * Still at 2017 Prices * Pack of 3 bulbs for £14.00 Pack of 10 bulbs for £44.00
from £14.00
 
Allium caeruleum
Allium caeruleum
Small species of 'globe' flowered allium. The blooms are true blue, held aloft on wiry stems. Ht. to 18" (45cm).Bulb size 5+ cm * Still at 2017 Prices *Pack of 20 bulbs for £3.00 Pack of 100 bulbs for £12.50
from £3.00
Allium caesium AGM
Allium caesium AGM
We first trialled this species in 2011 and found the soft blue flowers to be particularly long lasting. Over the years, it has also proved to be very easy and reliable. Ht.8" (20cm).Bulb size 5+cm * New lower Price for 2018 * Pack of 3 bulbs for £4.50 Pack of 10 bulbs for £12.50
from £4.50
Allium 'Cameleon'
Allium 'Cameleon'
Blooms in June, with clusters of dusky rose pink flowers that fade to white with pink veins as they age. Height 9-12" (25-30cm). Bulb size 4+cm Pack of 20 bulbs £4.50 Pack of 50  bulbs £10.50
from £4.50
Allium cristophii AGM
Allium cristophii AGM
Stunning spherical heads of metallic mauve flowers, which remain attractive into winter, long after their summer colour has faded. Ht. 12-16" (30-40cm) ✩✩✩✩✩ RatingBulb size 14+ cm Pack of 5 bulbs for £4.00    
from £4.00
 
Allium vineale 'Dready'
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Allium vineale 'Dready'
Recent introduction, with totally bizarre, heavily tendrilled flowerheads. A flower arranger's dream! Bulb size 5+cm Ht. to 100 cm+ * Still at 2017 Prices * Pack of 10 bulbs for £3.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £10.50
from £3.00
Allium jesdianum 'Early Emperor' AGM
Allium jesdianum 'Early Emperor' AGM
This recent introduction, a selected form of allium rosenbachianum,  has inherited that species' early flowering season but is a little more 'showy' in appearance. Very pretty and in flower before the other taller alliums, so useful for extending the season. Ht.40" (100cm).Bulb size 14+ cm * Still at 2017 Prices *Pack of 3 bulbs for £6.00Pack of 10 bulbs or £18.00
from £6.00
Allium 'Eros'
Allium 'Eros'
 This new introduction is like a deeper, more vividly coloured form of a.unifolium, with umbels of lilac flowers in early summer. A terrific little allium for growing through shorter, spreading perennials at front of border. Suitable for sun/part shade.Height 12-18" (30-45cm). NEW IN 2014 Bulb size 5+ cm * Still at 2017 Prices * Pack of 10 bulbs for £3.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £10.50
from £3.00
Allium 'Firmament'
Allium 'Firmament'
A stunning cross between a.atropurpureum & a.cristophii. The dark amethyst flowerheads have a lovely metallic sheen and measure around 4.5" (12cm) with a height of 32" (80 cm). Flowering over a long period in May-June. Long admired by the bulb cognoscenti, this is an allium which deserves to be more widely grown. ✩✩✩✩✩ Rating Bulb size 8+ cm * Still at 2017...
from £5.00
 
Allium flavum
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Allium flavum
Charming and distinctive species, bearing umbels of pendent yellow bells in summer. Good subject for the gravel garden or for troughs. Ht. 12" (30cm). Bulb size 1 (only one size available) * Still at 2017 Prices * Pack of 5 bulbs for £3.00 Pack of 25 bulbs for £13.50
from £3.00
Allium 'Forelock'
Allium 'Forelock'
Recent introduction, sporting unusual, conical blooms of burgundy, tipped white, with a striking 'topknot'. Ht.24-30" (60-75cm). Bulb size 14+ cm * Still at 2017 Prices *Pack of 3 bulbs for £9.00 Pack of 10 bulbs for £27.50
from £9.00
Allium giganteum AGM
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Allium giganteum AGM
Large, tightly filled flowerheads of violet on stems up to 5' (150cm). Late flowering season, from mid-June, and needing full sun and excellent drainage to persist well.Bulb size 20+ cm * Still at 2017 Prices *Pack of 3 bulbs for £9.00 Pack of 10 bulbs for £26.50
from £9.00
Allium 'Gladiator' AGM
Allium 'Gladiator' AGM
Large flowerheads of lilac-purple with a height up to 5' (150cm). A very affordable and reliable 'giant' which is usually in flower in the run-up to Chelsea.Bulb size 24+ cm Pack of 3 bulbs for £7.50
£7.50
 
Allium Globemaster AGM
Allium Globemaster AGM
Spectacular introduction, bearing giant aster-violet flowers on strong stems in summer. As a bonus, the flowers are strongly scented of honey & adored by bees. We have been growing this variety for some years now and find it to be vigorous and reliable, reflowering and building up well year-on-year. Ht. 4’ (120cm). ✩✩✩✩✩ Rating Bulb size 24+ cm  TOP...
from £15.00
Allium vineale ‘Hair’
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Allium vineale ‘Hair’
Something of a novelty, the Dutch grower named this for the green, tendril-like extrusions on the flowerhead. Popular with flower arrangers & gardeners who like something a little different. Ht. 24" (60cm) Bulb size 5+ cm * Still at 2017 Prices *Pack of 20 for £4.00 Pack of 50 for £9.00
from £4.00
Allium 'His Excellency'
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Allium 'His Excellency'
Giant flowerheads of blue-lilac and a height of 3' (90cm) +. An affordable 'giant'.Bulb size 20+ cm * Still at 2017 Prices *Pack of 3 bulbs for £6.50 Pack of 10 bulbs for £19.50
from £6.50
Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen'
Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen'
Pure white flowered form of this low-growing species, suited to front of borders or containers. The foliage is a feature of this variety, being broader than most allium leaves and subtly ribbed. Unlike most of the globe-flowered alliums, this variety retains its leaves during flowering and the flowers themselves fade through an attractively fresh shade of green Ht. 8" (20cm).Bulb size 14+ cm * Still...
from £3.00
 
Allium 'Jackpot'
Allium 'Jackpot'
Recent introduction, with large, lilac-purple globe-flowers. Very attractive. Summer flowering at 28-36” (70-90cm). Bulb size 14+ cm * Still at 2017 Prices * Pack of 3 for £6.50 Pack of 10 for £20.00
from £6.50
Allium 'Miami'
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Allium 'Miami'
Recent introduction with large, fairly open flowerheads of red-purple flowers. Ht.30" (80cm). Bulb size 12+ cm * Still at 2017 Prices *Pack of 10 bulbs for £4.00Pack of 25 bulbs for £8.00
from £4.00
Allium 'Mont Blanc'
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Allium 'Mont Blanc'
Large flowerhead of pure white. Out of the same stable as Allium 'Mount Everest' and not much more than a name between them. Ht. 3-4' (90-120cm).Bulb size 20+ cm * Still at 2017 Prices *Pack of 3 bulbs for £7.00 Pack of 10 bulbs for £21.00
from £7.00
Allium Mount Everest
Allium Mount Everest
Sought-after variety with large, dense, spherical heads of white flowers on strong stems. Ht. 3-4' (90-120cm). Last of stockBulb size 14+ cmPack of 3 bulbs for £7.50Pack of 10 bulbs for £20.00
from £7.50
 
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