When we planted it I knew there was a white version but didn't realise that there were quite a few more types. This is my favourite and I'm so glad I chose it. The ones with the very long panicles of blossom would look silly in our small garden.
It has established really well now and stretches the entire width of the house. We planted it just outside the front door and have trained it along the wall in both directions. It meets up with the winter jasmin on one side and a honeysuckle on the other. I missed it last year as I went away for the week it was looking like this, and wet and windy weather had finished it off by the time I got home again. There will be a terrible mess when the petals drop - I practically have to shovel them up - but it is worth that small inconvenience to see it like this. A bonus is it's lovely perfume.
I love these alliums too and am looking forward to the larger christophii which are just breaking bud and will look lovely in a few days time. I meant to take a photo of the lilac - it's looking gorgeous. I'll post both next time.
I took this photo on April 27th - it is our two baby collared doves in their nest between the Sky dish and the house wall.