Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ – (Allium Hollandicum)



This plant is native to Iran. It is a stunning plant , with 1 metre hand high umbels of richly dark purple flowers which are crowded into packed full spherical balls. It is a dramatically architectural plant and is very fashionable , used extensively by  garden designers. This plant flowers in early summer on tall stems above strap like, mid green leaves. It is reputably easy to grow , and makes a very dependable cut flower. In addition the seed heads can also be used for decoration.

This allium  has been awarded the RHS award of merit.

Seed Raising Advice

Sow seeds at any time, covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep.Keep the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outside. Artificial heat is not needed and will prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing of the moist seed tray in winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until they are of  sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.


Additional information


Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Allium afflatuense purple sensation, Allium Hollandicum, Allium purple sensation



Maximum Height

90 cm

Number of seeds in packet