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Allium oreophilum

SKU: AM005263
per Bag of 25
No longer available this season.
Allium Oreophilum has large magenta florets that form a loose flower head. This unusual color in the allium family is a must-have addition to your garden or patio pots. Since Oreophilum is a shorter variety, it blends well with other perennials and makes an excellent addition to the border. Great in fresh or dried bouquets. Deer Resistant.
key features
Botanical Name
Allium oreophilum
Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bulb Spacing
12 per sq. ft.
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid summer


12-18" tall, Allium Bulb Oreophilum has large magenta florets that form a lose flower head. About the Alliums. 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. 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 smaller 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.