Allium Bulbs schubertii

 

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This Allium is a conversation-piece. It boasts huge 12-15" wide flowers on plants that are only 20" tall. It’s a great late spring finale. (Allium schubertii)

Zones 4 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 16-20" tall
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Bag of 2 - Bulb Size: 14+ cm
SKU 3ALLIUM2
This Allium adds a new dimension with fine-line explosions of color. A rich rosy pink / purple in a fireball of bloom.

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.

SKU 3ALLIUM2
Common Name Persian Onion
Botanical Name Allium schubertii
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 16-20" tall
Bulb Size 14+ cm
Bulb Spacing 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 8" deep
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Flower Size 12-15" flowers
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers
Additional Information Heirloom Bulb
Prohibited In Idaho
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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

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) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsAllium Bulbs schubertii
 
4.6

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5.0

remarkable show!

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from Granville, Ohio

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy

Cons

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    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs schubertii:

    This is a show stopper and it is a reliable performer. I cannot think of another plant (bulb) that is so showy but doesn't take more than its share of ground with big leaves or visual space - it's not blocking out other plants. Truly an easy, showy, perfect addition to any scale garden. I give these as gifts and everyone loves them when they bloom!!

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    4.0

    So far, they all came up.

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    from BaldwinCity, Ks

    About Me Master Gardener

    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size

    Cons

    • To Early To Tell

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      More local how to use product

       
      5.0

      They remind me of a pink sparkler

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      from Oregon

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      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

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          Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs schubertii:

          Mine looked like the 1st picture. They reminded me of fireworks, pink sparklers. I planted them in a border by my front door and everyone who saw them commented on how beautiful/unique they were.
          "What are those flowers?"
          "From the onion family"
          "Really?, Onions?"

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          5.0

          Fabulous - better than expected!

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          from Jordan, Ontario Canada

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

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            Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs schubertii:

            Allium Schubertii is a real conversation piece. People are always commenting on how stunning they are. The ones I ordered were really hardy and grow beautiful and large every year.

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            4.0

            These are fantastic.

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            from Cincinnati, Ohio

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            Pros

            • Attention Getting
            • Attractive
            • Lightweight
            • Unique

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              • Pool Area

              Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs schubertii:

              These are sooo cool. They draw attention all the time from passing neighbors who can't imagine what they are. The blooms grow to be about 18" in diameter and are spikey with a delicate lavender flower at the end of each spike. We think they look like a flowery satellite. They will go brown and gradually become brittle after they bloom but we leave them in the ground through the winter because they look so cool even after they bloom.

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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