Why don't my ornamental alliums look like those in the pictures?
Okay -- I've had bad luck with ornamental alliums, so I would like to figure out what I'm doing wrong. I planted three varities this year only one came up (a. neapolitanum), but the leaves looked droopy (is that how they should look??) and the stalks were very thin and drooped. The flowers were pretty, but nothing like what I expected (not very full).
So, here are some questions that I'd appreciate advice on:
Am I too far south for this?
Will the alliums do better in their second year?
What would produce these conditions? They get plenty of sun, good amounts of water, and the soil is decent (perhaps not the best, but not terrible and at least well-draining).
Thanks so much for any advice!