Purple Sensation Seeds

Geezer66(Ohio)July 2, 2005

First time to grow. Do the seeds from the flower head have a high germination rate? How many years from seed to a bulb that will bloom? Would you wait until next spring to plant the seeds or will they sprout this fall and survive the winter?
Thanks for any help with these questions. Geezer

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applecider(z4_ME)

According to one source, it can take up to 2 or more years before blooming. The seeds should be sown around the fall equinox.

-Nick

    Bookmark   July 8, 2005 at 12:21AM
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ljrmiller(z7 NV)

I made the mistake of not deadheading my 'Purple Sensation' Alliums. I now have what seems like millions of the thing. They take a few years to bloom, but I believe they germinate the following spring. I don't bother to harvest the seeds when I want more--I just bang the seed heads together in the desired area and look for chive-like seedlings the following year.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2005 at 3:21PM
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foxydigitalis(zone 7, PA)

I planted purple sensation allium last fall (my first year with any allium) and they bloomed and looked beautiful this spring. I dug up a few bulbs after the flowers died and saw that the bulbs multiplied. Am I correct in assuming that each clove will produce another allium plant if replanted this fall? If the bulbs are not separated, will a number of allium grow "together?"
Thanks,
foxydigitalis

    Bookmark   August 26, 2005 at 6:13AM
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anitamo(5)

I don't know the answer to your questions, but they interested me,too. So I'm hoping someone with the knowledge will see this and answer us. Thank you.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2005 at 8:18PM
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madtripper(5/6 Guelph)

I am not familiar with purple sensation, but other alliums grown for flowers can be left in the ground. You do not need to devide the bulbs. Next year the clump will be bigger.

Alliums can grow quite close together and still flower well. If you see flower production go down in a few years, then divide them.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2005 at 8:41PM
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