Forget the classic flower press … Alliums can be air-dried easily. It is best to hang the flowers upside down to keep the stems nice and straight. Then they keep their round shape. Small-flowered varieties can be hung in bunches (tied together with a rubber band). Larger varieties are better hung on their own, so they don’t get in each other’s way. You can also try drying flowers with sturdy stems upright in a vase.
Dry flowers in a warm, well-ventilated and dark place. The flowers are well dried when they are dry and crunchy to the touch. The time it takes can vary. The spiky Schubertii is the variety dried most often; success guaranteed. Cepa Judith also dries very nicely; it has a different shape. We challenge you to dry all the Alliums!
Long lasting beauty
Once the flowers have dried properly, the styling can begin! Place a large, dried Allium in a sturdy vintage vase for an eye-catching effect. A collection of glass vases with different (small) varieties is also beautiful. Or put one or two beautiful Alliums under a glass bell jar: very stylish!