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Blue Allium caeruleum

SKU: AM003782
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Overview
Blue Allium caeruleum is a deep, clear blue ornamental onion that creates perfect globes of star-shaped flowers on stems only 16" tall. Its rare blue color will help attract bees and other pollinators to your garden. A real beauty! (Allium caeruleum)
key features
Botanical Name
Allium caeruleum, Allium azureum
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Squirrel Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Fragrant
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
14-16" tall
Bulb Spacing
16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer

Description

The Blue Allium brings true blue to the group. Only 14-16" 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.