Allium schubertii
Allium schubertii

Allium schubertii

SKU: F330003
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Flowering Onion
Hardiness Zone: 7-8S/9W Exposure: Full Sun
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Blooms In: May-Jun
Height: 1-2' Spacing: 12"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BULB
Deer Resistance: Yes
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The fist-sized, rose-purple, spidery flower heads are an unusual shape, a wide oval created by flower stalks of unequal length. The look is slightly otherworldly and very intriguing. Bulbs are suitable for forcing. Late-spring bloom. Heirloom, 1843. One per sq ft.

For more information on growing Allium, click Growing Guide.


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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Fireworks on the Fourth of July!

herbsdottir from Cape Cod, MA

Really helpful phone service and reminders about where these bulbs will grow best.

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Fireworks in my Cape Cod garden

Herbsdottir from Centerville MA

Careful gardening advice from White Flower Farm

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Always make me smile!

Always learning from Worcester, MA

Use as an accent in herb garden.
Slightly unusual so makes a good talking point.

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Took a chance

older than dirt from north of Louisville, Ky.

WFF customer service advised me that this plant was not for my zone, it being 7-9 and I being in 6, but I took a chance and am very glad I did. I planted it on the east side of an old stone watering trough in a sandy bed, and every bulb came up. The science fiction look it adds has been appreciated by all my visitors.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Pronunciation: al'ee-um  

The genus Allium (the Latin means "garlic") includes many garden plants that grow from bulbs or bulb-like rhizomes. Allium flowers form dense balls of color at the top of strong stems, and they make excellent displays in the garden or in bouquets. Allium flowers range from purple, burgundy, lilac, silvery amethyst, pink, blue, to yellow and white. Some varieties have scented blooms, but their perfume is usually pleasant and not the least oniony. The scent of the bulbs and leaves, however, may remind you of onions.

Light/Watering: Most Alliums grow best in full sun, with at least 6–8 hours of direct sun a day. Those we offer require well-drained soil and are longest lived in locations where the soil is on the dry side during summer dormancy.

Planting: Plant Alliums more shallowly than comparably sized bulbs, just 1–2 times the diameter of the bulb deep.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Alliums prefer well-drained, fertile soil. Fertilize in fall and spring with any bulb fertilizer.

Continuing Care: The leaf tips of many varieties, especially the tall ones, begin to brown before bloom time. Remove the spent flowers (except from varieties that are sterile, such as 'Globemaster') if you wish to prevent them from self-sowing.

Pests/Diseases: Alliums have few problems except when planted too shallowly or in wet soil.

Companions: Place Alliums behind heavy-foliage plants such as Peonies and Iris. Good for bedding, and in mixed borders. Flower heads are good for drying.

Dividing/Transplanting: Alliums rarely need transplanting or dividing, but this can be done when the bulbs are dormant.

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