Their distinctive outline, however, makes them useful allies in planning your planting schemes. The seed heads remain equally telling several months after the flowers have faded. I am only at the beginning of an acquaintance with them, but it is one that I definitely want to pursue.
In this book, Dr Davies describes more than 200 species. The text is scholarly but not impenetrable, and there is a useful section on ways of using alliums in the garden. There are enough photographs to ease identification, though in a work of this sort, one would like to see every species illustrated. Allium caeruleum is going on my bulb order now.Reuse content