Long lasting, reliable bulbs that put on a sensational show. Allium ‘Bridal Mist’ is a tough, ornamental garlic with showy, snow white flowers. The blooms open in loose umbels 7-10cm across and look fabulous for up to three weeks.
We think it is a good idea to plant them in massed groups, or clumps for best effect. The flowers are good for picking and can even be dried in arrangements. If vases aren’t your thing, you can use the flowers to jazz up a salad.
You can grow Allium ‘Bridal Mist’ in borders, beds, rockeries and pots. Common names include Naples Garlic, Bride’s Garlic, White Allium and Ornamental Onion.
Alliums are tough, hardy, and beautiful too! They are members of the onion family and when the foliage is bruised, or crushed it smells just like onions.
Plant Allium ‘Bridal Mist’ into well drained soil in a sunny position. The soil drainage is important as the bulbs rot easily if left in bog. Adding some lime and compost to the soil will give them a good start in the garden.
Plant to a depth of around 7-10cm or twice the diameter of the bulb. Once planted, Allium ‘Bridal Mist’ bulbs are best left to naturalise. This means you can relax and leave them in the ground year after year and just enjoy flowers as they rise, whole the bulbs multiply steadily underground. To help them on the way, add a well balanced fertiliser in summer with the foliage. Don’t forget to mark their position (we use wooden kebab sticks just out of the ground) as you don’t want to put a spade through one!
Our Tip: Plant amongst summer perennials that emerge to keep the foliage hidden. As with most Alliums, the leaves begin yellow as the blooms take off. It is also a good idea to protect new foliage from slugs and snails (it emerges in spring). Also you want to keep them relatively dry during summer dormancy or ensure sharp drainage.
L Spr to Sum
Cool to Mediterranean
Unavailable in WA, TAS
Full Sun to Semi Shade