A Big Mix of Little Alliums
A Big Mix of Little Alliums

A Big Mix of Little Alliums

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Flowering Onion
Hardiness Zone: 6-7S/8W Exposure: Full Sun
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Blooms In: May-Jun
Height: 30" Spacing: 3"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BULB
Deer Resistance: Yes
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Enjoy a parade of petite Ornamental Onions from spring into summer. Flowers open sequentially in pink, purplish-pink, white, or yellow. This colorful group looks best along the edge of a shrub border or between the crowns of late-blooming perennials. Plant thickly for a superb show. The mix includes 5 different Alliums: A. moly, A. neapolitanum, A. oreophilum, A. roseum, and A. unifolium. Not labeled individually. Plant 10–15 bulbs per sq ft.

The genus Allium (the Latin name means "garlic") offers colorful, distinctive, and long-lasting forms that are standouts in the early summer garden. Alliums are sun-lovers and prefer well-drained, even sandy soil. Deer, mice, chipmunks and related predators generally avoid this group, so you can plant with impunity. Tuck them among clumps of summer-flowering perennials where the Allium's withering foliage will be hidden by the expanding perennials.

For more information on the growing and care of Allium, click Growing Guide.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

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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Fantastic, long lasting flowers

Megan from Porltand, OR

This mix of alliums seemed to bloom all summer long. I was pleasantly surprised at how one variety would start blooming just as another started to fade. The flowers are unusual and some of them look wonderful when they dry. They are easy to plant and grow (I literally dumped them into a hole in my clay(!) soil during a downpour in a rush to just get them planted), and I got a beautiful display this summer.

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lovely little surprises all summer

Molly from Molalla, Or

I have mixed these in my perennial beds and they are a surprise to find when walking through. Would plant near front edges next time. Bugs seem to like them however.

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Planted too late for this year

Linda the Wheels from North Brookfield, MA

Sure they will be great next spring

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Pronunciation: al'ee-um  

Bulb size: 22-24 cm/12-14 cm/6-8 cm (depending on variety) 

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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