With Alliums, you bring a real winner into your garden. Allium is not only a real eye-catcher, but also a delight for insects in the garden. In fact, the flowers of Alliums are brimming with nectar. Alliums help nature by attracting butterflies and bees!
Allium vs. biodiversity
The tiny flowers that make up the Allium flower are packed with nectar. Butterflies and bees adore it. Butterfly females need this nectar to lay eggs, while bees can make honey from it. What’s more, butterflies and bees also pollinate the flowers of other plants they visit. And, in turn, nature benefits too. Bees pollinate a large proportion of all our fruits and vegetables. With their help, our strawberries, pears and cucumbers are bigger and tastier. Butterflies and bees are also essential to the reproduction of plants such as heather, sage and rowan.
Colours and plants
Alliums come in a variety of colours: yellow, white, blue and purple. As it happens, these are exactly the colours that attract bees. Plant a variety of Alliums to make your garden really attractive to bees and butterflies. Together with the other plants, Alliums transform the garden into a true bee and butterfly paradise.
Plant Alliums in autumn in a sunny spot in well-drained soil. Place them in a sheltered spot, so they are not affected by wind. Alliums are in the prime of their flowering from mid-May to late June.