Allium Bulbs True Blue

 

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Azureum a deep, clear blue Allium flower on stems only 16" tall. A real beauty! (Allium caeruleum)

Zones 2 - 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 14-16" tall
Bulb Spacing16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Bag of 20 - Bulb Size: 5+ cm
SKU 64MIBU20
The Blue Allium brings true blue to the group. Only 24" tall with very large flowers, it'll look great in your garden.

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 64MIBU20
Common Name Persian Onion
Botanical Name Allium azureum or Allium caeruleum
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 Blue
Mature Height 14-16" tall
Bulb Size 5+ cm
Bulb Spacing 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Flower Size 1-2" 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 True Blue
 
3.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Vivid colors (5)
  • Low maintenance (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Fragrant (3)

Cons

  • Slow growth (3)

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
  • Raised beds (4)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (11), Master gardener (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Exotic and lovely

I planted these last fall so this is their first year. They are smaller than they will be because they will strengthen and spread as the years go by. However, they look like...Read complete review

I planted these last fall so this is their first year. They are smaller than they will be because they will strengthen and spread as the years go by. However, they look like vibrant blue star bursts. They are surprising to those who see them in the garden. They make people look and smile. I love them.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

did not come up! :(

the product did not come up in my garden ;(

the product did not come up in my garden ;(

Reviewed by 17 customers

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1.0

None came up this spring! None!

By 

from Plattsburgh, NY

Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

The photos are beautiful but if they don't come up in the spring then it's money wasted.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
3.0

Did not bloom like I thought a little disappointed

By 

from Kansas

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Outdoors

Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

To top heavy

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
2.0

They never came up

By 

from Hudson Valley New York

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

None of ghe bulbs came up - some of the foliage came up and they looked like summer onions foliage but scraggly

Not sure what happend

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
1.0

dud

By 

from Knoxville TN

About Me Master Gardener

Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

the small blue bulbs never came up, not a one. the larger purple one are growing.

 
4.0

They add another dimension to your garden

By 

from Alpine, NJ

About Me Master Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Pests & Disease

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors
  • Patio

Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

Although rabbits have nibbled on my alliums I don't regret planting them.
I can't imagine a garden without these ethereal additions. A lovely addition for every style garden.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

Here's Hoping

By 

from Kentucky

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Indoors

    Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

    I purchased these for our daughter who shares a love for gardening. While they were planted in the fall, they have yet to show themselves in her garden (it is early yet!). We have confidence they will materialize and be the lovely flowers we have seen in other gardens.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    No flowers

    By 

    from Fountian Valley, CA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Did not bloom

    Best Uses

    • Flower Bed

    Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

    green stems came up but did not bloom. Followed all directions. Really wanted to see these flowers.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    beautiful but lots of work

    By 

    from Maryville, TN

    About Me Avid Gardener, Green Thumb, Master Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Display
    • Fragrant
    • Large Bulb Size
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Border Control
      • Cut Flowers
      • Eye Catching Blooms
      • Large Areas
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

      I gave these Allium bulbs to my daughter as a gift for her all blue garden. She planted them as a border and, of course, they look so beautiful. She is very pleased with her gift and I am so glad that I get to enjoy her beautiful Blue garden. Great flowers, great garden accent.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Healthy Plants!!

      By 

      from Mosinee, WI

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

          I planted my bulbs last fall when I recieved them. We had a very wet fall in WI so I was a little worried about them, it was very cold when I planted. This spring has not been good either. It is nearing mid May and we still have some snow in areas, it has been very cold and again very wet, fields are flooded, but without fail I see these plants growing, they are quite large already considering how far behind everything else is in this weather. They've not yet flowered for me, but I don't doubt that they will since the health and strength of the green plant looks so well. I can't wait!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A real beauty is right!

          By 

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

            Great for adding color variety and interest. Reliable and hardy - one of the first to sprout in the spring.

             
            1.0

            Yet to see any results...

            By 

            from Walker LA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Large Bulb Size

            Cons

            • Slow Growth

            Best Uses

            • Raised Beds

            Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

            I am dispointed that I planted as suggested and have not seen results.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            True blue

            By 

            from Aurora, CO

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Containers
              • Cut Flowers
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

              Blue onion (Allium azureum) is so easy to grow, and so true and vivid a blue when it blooms (in my area) in June, that I can't for the life of me imagine why it's so hard to find in gardens. In the Mountain West, where I live, blue onions are virtually unknown, yet alliums of all kinds thrive out here and are reliably perennial if given adequate food and water. Wonderful for cutting, too, and can be grown in containers.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Attractive to insects

              By 

              from Staten Island,NY

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fragrant
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

              • Slow Growth

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

                I gave this Allium 4 stars because I have only 3 blooms from 10 bulbs. But I'm sure next year I'll have more. The bulb size is very small so I think that's the reason.
                Attracts bees and insects and I like it's light blue color.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Standout Performer

                By 

                from Del Rio, TX

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Low Maintenance
                • Pest Resistant
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                • Slow Growth

                Best Uses

                • Raised Beds

                Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

                Planted among classic red Oklahoma roses, these accent and highlight the bed between rose blooms. When both are in show, this has become my favorite place to sit.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Product didn't grow in my garden!

                By 

                from NReading, MA

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Didn't grow in my garden

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

                    I planted the bulbs in late fall. I was surprised by the small bulb size. Expected something larger. I was so excited to plant these and eagerly awaited their arrival only to find they did not grow in my garden.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Exotic and lovely

                    By 

                    from Indiana

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

                      I planted these last fall so this is their first year. They are smaller than they will be because they will strengthen and spread as the years go by. However, they look like vibrant blue star bursts. They are surprising to those who see them in the garden. They make people look and smile. I love them.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      did not come up! :(

                      By 

                      from westmont, illinois

                      About Me Professional Landscaper

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden

                          Comments about American Meadows Allium Bulbs True Blue:

                          the product did not come up in my garden ;(

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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