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Ornamental onion, Allium schubertii

Allium schubertii

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This plant bears 12- to 18-inch blooms with nearly 100 pink-rose flowers. When the flowers are spent, they are replaced by airy, fluffy seedpods.

CareNeeds winter protection in Zones 5 and 6. Best planted en masse, at least 3 plants. Needs good drainage. Foliage dies back before flowering.

PropagationSow seed in spring in containers or in situ. Divide clump-forming plants in spring.

ProblemsBulb rot in damp conditions. Onion fly and thrips.

  • Genus : Allium
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Type : Bulbs
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Characteristics : Showy Seed Heads

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