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Allium schubertii

Ornamental onion

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Attractive seed-heads, Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Quite simply, the blooms of this species are, fresh or dried, a flower arranger's dream. An exploding firework or giant sparkler of a flower-head caught in mid-bang with as many as 200 individual pink florets taking part. Needs a warm spot and perhaps a bit of nursing through cold winters but worth the effort.

Family: Alliaceae

Genus: Allium

Species: schubertii

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to divide plants: March to May


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