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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Allium amethystinum 'Red Mohican'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

You might recall I posted a pic of this last week, before it developed its amazing shape.... Allium 'Red Mohican' - flowers later than the bigger Alliums. The rising florets start to form a silvery shimmer on them. It's one of my favourite Alliums 😊 #allium #alliumredmohican

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christineb

Loving this one 😍

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purplebird

Stunning 🤗😎

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fuschia

Thats fabulous Richard, so different 👍👍

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sieveheadsarah

The Red Mohican that you both mentioned @Eeyore & @Denise16 it's fab 🌞😀🌞

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Denise16

Oooh that's it thanks Sarah, lovely Richard! @sieveheadsarah

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janeatkin

Love Alliums.

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

Allium 'Red Mohican' is exactly that - just when you think the bloom is about fully open, the middle florets start to rise way higher than the surrounding ones, creating this 'mohican' effect. This is the start, it will be a week probably before it reaches its peak. Click on the hashtag to see last years pics for a sneaky peak #alliumredmohican #allium #macro

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juliesgarden

Wow that's fab Rich 👌

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rachelbrooks

Oh I remember this! It's fab! 👌🏼

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namtabirl

Wow 😲 Fabulous #alium Rich. #favourite

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brightcolours

#redflowers

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

#Allium 'Red Mohican', currently my #favouriteflower in bloom right now in the garden #red 😍❤️ #alliumredmohican

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rachelbrooks

Now he's funky! And going on the wish list...at this rate I'm going to have to move! #imgonnaneedabiggergarden 😂

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justin

What a stunner

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pauline33

Gorgeous 💞💞

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angipangi

👹👹similarities maybe?

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charlottejhurst

What a a cool flower 😎😎

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clickchick

Gorgeous shot 💕

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carolecuttingitfine

Another stunning shot 📸

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Jasonsparkes1

Love it, have to look out for some other those

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marymary1

What a great name!

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jan06

Lovely! Not seen this before

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richard.spicer.7906

#allium - let's see how 'Red Mohican' develops over the next few days 🤔 - these are currently over 4ft tall! #alliumredmohican

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TheGardenWife

I'm diggin' its current pointy wizard hat look 🤗

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jinxjen

Haha! You can just imagine a little face on it! 😆 @TheGardenWife

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TheGardenWife

😄👍 @jinxjen

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SikoMa

Please post pics in full bloom😍❤😍❤

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fuschia

Amazing Richard 👍👍

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richard.spicer.7906

😂 it does a bit! @TheGardenWife @jinxjen

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richard.spicer.7906

Certainly will @SikoMa 👍🏼😁

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richard.spicer.7906

Aw, thanks Pearl 😊 @fuschia

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titchyfra

Wow didn't realise they got that tall

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richard.spicer.7906

It's clearly liking where I positioned it @titchyfra 😁

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

The #allium buds of 'Red Mohican' look like little fire hoses that have whipped out of control 😀 #alliumredmohican

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juliesgarden

Morning Rich ,Looks like he doesn't know which way to go 😂😂😂

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angipangi

@richard.spicer.7906 Paint stripes on him and he could be a Viper. 🐍 Great shot👌🏻

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16540210

Very unusual

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fuschia

Oohh err strange 😂😂

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scott22hay

Hope to see these in flower, imagine there very striking!

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richard.spicer.7906

Hehe, that's what I was thinking too Julie - drunken allium 😂 @juliesgarden

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Mo! Maybe I could charm him to flower 😁 @angipangi

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richard.spicer.7906

It is a bit @16540210 - not grown this variety before but I think it does eventually straighten out. I've got another one doing a similar thing 🤔

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richard.spicer.7906

I'm surprised it's still standing Pearl what with the recent winds, tough old things though. I'm more amazed how long the buds are, never seen them like this before. @fuschia

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richard.spicer.7906

Yes, me too @scott22hay , it was the pictures on the web that drew me to buying them, and they do indeed have this little Mohican thing going on too 😀

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Well, I really hope the flowers of this particular Allium are far more inspiring than the foliage right now 😂🤔 #allium #alliumredmohican

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lamaisonbleueoleron

They look similar to my "hairy" alliums, foliage looks a bit non plus I'm sure the flower looks up to it. I hope 🤗

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richard.spicer.7906

Fingers crossed @lamaisonbleueoleron

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

Last one tonight. This is a relatively new Allium, which has a unique tufted flower head. Lovely wine red colour with a white mohican crest 🤓. Planted 14th November.

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richard.spicer.7906

#bulbs #allium #alliumredmohican

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joanboston

Looking forward to seeing all these in flower @richard.spicer.7906

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kathy

👌🏻😊

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mojo

I can't wait to see your garden, next spring, think you will have to have an open garden day. ☺️

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janric

Roll on next spring 🌺🌼🌸

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fuschia

Wonderful Richard. You have lots of new plants to keep an eye out for 👏👏👏👏

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richard.spicer.7906

So am I Joan, some wonderful plants I have now. Just hope I can keep them alive and going through Jan/Feb. All looking good at moment. The mini cloches are working great 😀👍🏼 @joanboston

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richard.spicer.7906

@mojo it's tempting Mo, but I'd have to hide off the remainder of the jungle. It's great to have the space to fit all these plants, but a lot of it does get left to the 'natural look' cause of time etc. Maybe I could have a 'bring a shovel' open day 😂

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mojo

Great idea Rich, 👍. Just chuck some wildflower seeds over the rest and it will look just like Highgrove House natural garden. 😂

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joanboston

Pleased the mini cloches are working. Not sure they would have survived the winds we have had recently!

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