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Allium atropurpureum

SKU: AM019204
per Bag of 15
No longer available this season.
Allium atropurpureum is an heirloom variety with deep purple-red flowers. Blooming late spring to early summer on sturdy 2-to-3-foot stems, each half-globe blossom holds dozens of star-shaped florets buzzing with bees and butterflies. Seed heads remain in the garden, adding interest long after flowers fade. An excellent cut flower, both fresh and dried. Bulbs will multiply and spread over time.
key features
Botanical Name
Allium atropurpureum
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
20-36" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


Growing Alliums: The Allium family includes onions, leeks, and chives, but the ornamental varieties have become increasingly popular with gardeners thanks to their unique beauty. Globe-shaped flower clusters float above thin, elegant flower stalks. Allium bulbs are planted in fall, and bloom in late spring, bridging the gap nicely between spring-blooming flower bulbs and early summer perennials, such as Peonies, Poppies, and Salvia. For a pop of color and texture, plant Alliums in groups, or plant among perennials. Within their hardiness zones, they will return year after year and may naturalize and spread over time. Leave spent flowers standing to add interesting texture to your garden through the fall and winter.