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Mercurius Allium

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Mercurius Allium will be a nice addition to your perennial garden border. Mercurius is a tall Allium growing between 2 and 3'. The clusters of purple blossoms are a semi globe and will stand out among other late Spring blooming perennials. Allium require well draining soil in order to grow. We suggest amending your soil to ensure your allium have adequate drainage for optimal results.

Colorful Companions to plant with Mercurius Allium:

  • Prairie Moon Peony
  • Perry's White Oriental Poppy
  • Goldkist Bearded Iris
  • Allium require full sun for the best blooms
  • Well drained soil is a must for allium bulbs
  • In heavy, clay and poorly drained soils amend the soil prior to planting. Amend your existing soil by incorporating a combination of top soil, compost, manure, and leaf mold.
  • Fertilize at planting with Hi Yield Bulb Food or for organic gardening use Bulb-Tone. Apply fertilizer at least 3” below the bottom of the bulbs so that the roots will get the most benefit from the fertilizer.
  • Plant allium bulbs 4-6” deep, with the old roots of the bulb touching the earth, the pointed end should be facing the sky.
  • Spacing will vary based on variety, refer to the Allium packaging for specifics. Plant allium in clusters or space throughout the garden for a neat geometric design element.
  • Immediately after planting, water the allium planting area. This helps to eliminate air pockets. After the initial planting bulbs do not require additional watering in fall or winter and prefer to be kept dry.
  • Apply a 2” layer of mulch in late fall.