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Post: # 23039Unread post MissS
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:28 pm

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Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:04 am

Do any pollinators like the flowers?
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Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:17 am

Yes, the bees really like it and I did see a White Cabbage Butterfly on it too.
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Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:40 pm

Pollinators really liked our ornamental Alliums earlier this year, too, as well as the flowers for the bunching onions (Allium fistulosum). Our ornamentals were probably a different kind than yours, but I'm not sure.
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Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:03 pm

Any allium I have ever grown has been an attractor of bees. The elephant garlic flowers are a favourite of hummingbirds as well as bees.

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Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:36 am

My Alliums are starting to flower. Through years I have planted different kinds of hybrid alliums and I think that they have also multiplied from seeds. I have lilies and cranesbills in the same flower bench, so that those will cover the area when allium leaves are withering.

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These ones are the non-hybrid Allium giganteums. The flower heads are a bit smaller and denser than in the hybrids and the flower stalks are taller and thicker. The bulbs of these supposed to be edible, but I grow them only as ornamental.

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Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:39 am

Sari those are absolutely lovely!
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Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:23 pm

Bees really love the Allium flowers. I noticed many wild bees on them today.
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