Frits & Alliums in pots?

Mary Sue Ittner
Tue, 13 May 2003 08:15:52 PDT
Dear Jennifer,

After seeing all those wonderful images from Mark McDonough of masses of 
Alliums in the ground, it may seem like the only way to grow them. The 
California species are very easy to grow in containers  and I have found 
them to do better for me that way in fact than in the ground. Most of them 
don't require deep pots either.

You can see pictures of many of the ones I grow on:…

You may want to wait until you know where you are going to live. There are 
so many of them that you may want to pick which ones to grow after you know 
your climate.

I have a couple pots of Alliums given to me from my friend Jana out of one 
of the bins at the store that I have not even repotted since they hardly go 
dormant and they have survived and bloomed that way for a number of years.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers

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