Ornamental Onion

Allium schubertii

Ornamental Onion - Allium schubertii  Ornamental Onion - Allium schubertii

Common Name: Ornamental Onion
Genus: Allium
Species: schubertii

The Latin translation of Allium means ‘Garlic’.

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.20 m (20 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A really gorgeous unusual allium with huge pinky-purple umbrella shaped blooms up to 30cm (5") across made up of tiny star-shaped flowers that look like exploded fireworks. This bulbous perennial looks fantastic dotted in small groups among grasses. Or try it between medium-sized herbaceous plants which help to mask the strap-like leaves which fade by the time the flowers appear.

Garden Care: Plant 15cm deep and 35 - 40cm apart so the flowers don't get over-crowded. Make sure the soil does not get too wet or waterlogged and split and divide large clumps in spring or autumn.

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