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- Border Planting – Probably the easiest and most rewarding way to grow allium bulbs. Make sure to choose a well-drained spot, as the fleshy bulbs will rot on overly wet soils. Most alliums prefer a sunny site, but can tolerate partial shade.
- Container Planting – This is a great way to start off bulbs if you haven’t decided where to put your allium collection. But if you plan to keep your alliums in a container all year round, ensure that the pot/container is at least 15 inches (37.5cm) in diameter. Remember to maintain water levels in the spring and summer seasons. Alternatively you can grow alliums in a smaller pot, by placing them in a cold frame (sheltered) spot for the winter, before planting out in the spring time.
- Natural Planting – This way tends to work better with the smaller species of alliums such as roseum or schubertii. To achieve a natural effect, place your allium bulbs in random positions, trying not to be precise. Alliums are said to be suitable for naturalising, they are liable to spread, so make sure that you regularly check on them.