Allium tripedale is a bulbous (or similar) plant that can grow 50cm – 1.5m tall and up to 10cm wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Allium tripedale.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 1-2 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Allium tripedale
Scientific name: Allium tripedale
Plant type: Bulbs
Habit: Columnar / Upright
Height: 50cm – 1.5m
Spread: Up to 10cm
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Informal Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Low Maintenance
Other characteristics: Plants for pollinators
Bulbous plants are found all over the world in habitats as diverse as woods, meadows, riverbanks, rocky hills and mountains.
There are bulbs suitable for all types of garden design.
Most have their own limited flowering season, but with careful planning it is possible to combine this period of interest with the other plants in the garden.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Allium tripedale, know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Allium tripedale is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Allium tripedale likes to grow in well drained soil.
Allium tripedale is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.