Growing Music of the Spheres (Allium & Persicaria)

CULTURE: Full sun; well-drained soil rich in organic matter, that stays evenly moist through summer. Plants bulbs 2-3" deep, spaced 6" apart, and the Persicaria 18" apart. Fertilize in early summer with a balanced fertilizer such as 5-10-5.

"Music of the Sphere" contains 24 bulbs of Allium 'Purple Sensation'; height 20-30", round head s of reddish-violet blooms in May-June; and 3 Persicaria bistorta 'Superba'; height 30-36", dense, soft-pink spikes of bloom in June-September. Hardiness zone 4-7s/8w. Covers about 6 sq.ft.