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Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation

Allium Purple Sensation or Persian Onion is a big favorite, with purple globe flowers about 4 inches across. (Allium aflatunense)
Bag of 10

Price: $15.95

Sale: $10.37

$1.04 Per Bulb
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Details:

Height: 28-32" tall
Bulb Spacing: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 29MIBU10
Common Name Persian Onion
Botanical Name Allium aflatunense
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 28-32" tall
Bulb Size 12/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Flower Size 4-6" flowers
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Heirloom Bulb
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This is the Allium that started it all--the really beautiful tall relative of onions, leeks, and chives that has now taken its place in flower gardens. The flower head consists of over 100 little star-shaped blooms arranged in an amazing globular starburst. Planted close together for a group effect, these bulbs add lovely lavender color plus the interest of the fascinating globe-shaped blooms atop strong stems. They've become many gardeners' favorites.

About the Alliums. Every family has its beauties. And yes, these are the best-looking members of the family of Allium, which includes onions, leeks and chives. (The word, Allium, means 'onion' in Latin.) Many Allium species are native to Iran, where many tulips also originate, and the edible Alliums have been cultivated and a staple of diets for over 10,000 years.

The beauty of the small lavender flowerheads of chives have always been a decorative highlight in herb gardens. But in recent years, gardeners have become fascinated with the larger Alliums, particular the giants. As always, the Dutch hybridizers took them into their stocks, and now we have a whole group of beautiful new flowering onions for gardens. Most bloom in late spring so they bridge the gap nicely between the tulip season and early summer bloom of peonies and poppies.

Experienced gardeners plant these giant Alliums in groups of several bulbs, set very close together. The foliage is not attractive for long, so it's important to plant them next to other perennials whose foliage will more or less cover the Allium's base. This way, the wonderful flower stalks rise up and tower over the other flowers for a wonderful period of bloom.

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Reviews

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American MeadowsAllium Bulbs Purple Sensation
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (6)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Healthy (5)
  • Long bloom time (5)
  • Reliable growth (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (5), Casual hobbyist (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Lovely

    I was worried that they would not be very large, but they bloomed and got huge! A lovely shade of purple. I hope they pop back next year, as I will definitely use...Read complete review

    I was worried that they would not be very large, but they bloomed and got huge! A lovely shade of purple. I hope they pop back next year, as I will definitely use them for my wedding.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    No Alliums in zone 8B

    Do not buy past zone 7. They will not grow. I planted 30 and they shot up about 3" and just said by. Purchased from here based on good to zone...Read complete review

    Do not buy past zone 7. They will not grow. I planted 30 and they shot up about 3" and just said by. Purchased from here based on good to zone 9. As another website states:AlliumsMost alliums struggle in Zones 8-10 in the South, so we don't recommend them. Pre-chilling does not help them cope with southern heat. From [@]They are very nice if they would come-up.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Lovely

    By Bev

    from Brookfield, IL

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cut Flowers
      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation:

      I was worried that they would not be very large, but they bloomed and got huge! A lovely shade of purple. I hope they pop back next year, as I will definitely use them for my wedding.

       
      1.0

      No flowers

      By Carole

      from Fountain Valley, CA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • None Of The Bulbs Bloomed

      Best Uses

      • Garden flowers

      Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation:

      Was expecting beautiful flowers. None of the bulbs bloomed.

       
      4.0

      Great addition to my garden!

      By Rae

      from Colorado

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Large Bulb Size
      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

      • Some Plants Small

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation:

        These alliums were delivered as expected last fall and all but one or two bulbs (20 total) bloomed this spring! The flowers are large and beautiful! Some are small with small flowered heads though, and one or two don't have a flower at all. I am hoping this is only because it is the first year growing.

         
        5.0

        Big Bulbs, Big Blooms

        By Flower Fanatic

        from Clifton Park, N. Y.

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation:

            I was quite surprised with the large size of these bulbs as compared to ones available locally. The bulbs were planted the very end of November which was late for my zone 4/5 area, but performed very well. These 36" stems with 5 to 6 inch flower heads were a welcome addition to my perennial bed after the daffodils finished blooming. Some bulbs even produced multiple stems. Can't beat American Meadows for quality and service.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love purple

            By readhead

            from Florida

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Reliable Growth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Border Control
              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation:

              Bought for Stepmother. Loves to garden.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              BEAUTIFUL ACCENT TO MY GARDEN

              By JOE B

              from ROCKAWAY NJ

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Pros

              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Border Control
                • Raised Beds

                Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation:

                GREAT FOR REAR OF SPRING GARDEN

                COMES BACK EVERY SPRING. CAN'T WAIT FOR BIG FUZZY FLOWERS TO BLOOM

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great product

                By Robin the LNHA

                from Lowell, MA

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Large Bulb Size
                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Reliable Growth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation:

                    Was thrilled to see blooms from every bulb I planted this spring. The Allium are beautiful and did not disappoint at all. Plan on purchasing from American Meadows again and again and again for all my planting needs.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    love them

                    By mari

                    from annapolis, md

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Healthy
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden

                      Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation:

                      I'm in Zone 7a. These alliums are performing beautifully. My first year growing them. They make a nice show and are excellent cut flowers...tuck some greenery around them and they last and last in a vase. I'm purchasing more to plant among perennials. They are blooming now with my daylilies, cranesbill, phlox and hydrangea and add a nice contrast.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      No Alliums in zone 8B

                      By Poorallium

                      from Baker,Fl

                      About Me Master Gardener

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation:

                            Do not buy past zone 7. They will not grow. I planted 30 and they shot up about 3" and just said by. Purchased from here based on good to zone 9. As another website states:AlliumsMost alliums struggle in Zones 8-10 in the South, so we don't recommend them. Pre-chilling does not help them cope with southern heat. From [@]They are very nice if they would come-up.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Wish I would have bought more!

                            By Lynnie

                            from Georgia

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Instructions
                            • Attractive
                            • Hardy
                            • Healthy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Garden

                              Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation:

                              My Allium has brought the interest I needed to my daylily bed.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Love my allium!

                              By blueberry bandit

                              from Athens, GA

                              About Me Getting Started

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Instructions
                              • Attractive
                              • Hardy
                              • Healthy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Garden

                                Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation:

                                I am a relatively new gardener and was very excited (and nervous) to try growing alliums. They look beautiful and have come back for a second season. I am planning to buy some more to plant this fall.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Value for the money

                                By yoga garden girl

                                from Mt. Penn, Pa

                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Instructions
                                • Attractive
                                • Hardy
                                • Healthy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Garden

                                  Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation:

                                  I purchased and planted these allium bulbs 2 seasons ago. In this economy my "gardening budget" has been cut so I was impressed to get such a value from this mix. The bulbs arrived clean, neat, ready to plant without any rotted, spoiled bulbs in the mix (a sad fact in my past with store purchased bulbs) All I had to do is pop them in the ground and ta-da; big, showy, long-lasting pink-purple spherical blooms!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Stunning!

                                  By Bobi

                                  from Miamisburg, Ohio

                                  About Me Getting Started

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Instructions
                                  • Attractive
                                  • Hardy
                                  • Healthy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Garden

                                    Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation:

                                    As a background behind iris they are stunning! Love looking out either my laundry room window or sunroom and seeing my gorgeous garden with all it's flowers from AM!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    Shipping

                                    Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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                                    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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