Allium 'Purple Rain' Allium 'Purple Rain'

allium 'Purple Rain'


'Purple Rain' is a bulbous herbaceous perennial, 90cm high, with green leaves which die back before airy, sparkler-like rich pink-purple flowerheads, 15cm across, open in early summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      allium 'Purple Rain'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Drought Resistant Cut Flowers Patio & Container Plants Wildlife Gardens City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division: once flowering is over and leaves have died down, lift the bulbs, detach any offsets, and plant them in their final positions or grow on first in gritty compost

  • insectPests

    May be affected by onion fly, allium leaf mining fly, slugs and snails

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by onion white rot and a downy mildew