Status: In stock
- Mature Plant Size (H x W): 14-22" x 14-22"
- Bloom Season: Summer
- Attracts Bees
- Deer Resistant
- Drought Tolerant
- Low Maintenance
- Long Blooming
- Award Winning
- Attracts Butterflies
- Cut Flower
- Fragrant Flowers
- Fragrant Leaves
- Attracts Pollinators
Planting & Care for Alliums
- Alliums are best in full sun but will tolerate light shade. Alliums in borders should be positioned where other plants will help to hide their often untidy foliage.
- Smaller species are suitable for rock gardens.
- The soil must be well-drained and should contain plenty of well-decayed manure or compost. Add a dressing of lime to acid soils before planting.
- Flowers in late spring and summer.
Opening Plant Material
- Containers - Completely saturate all container plants by putting in a larger container of water until it stops bubbling, then remove. You’re now ready to plant.
- Scroll down and click on the orange rectangular box ""Handling & Planting Guidelines"" to see illustrations on how to plant properly.
- Plant in spring and fall
- Slide plant from pot by tapping on the bottom of the pot.
- With shovel or knife trim bottom 2" off of the root ball for plants in plastic containers.
- Dig a hole no deeper than the depth of the container and 6"" or more, making sure it’s wider on the sides.
- Rotate the plant to the proper position. Never lift or move plants by the tops.
- Place the root ball in the hole.
- Notice where the base of the trunk flairs out from the tree. This is called the root flair. This root flair should show when the tree is planted. If necessary, add soil under the ball so the root flair is exposed.
- Place fertilizer packets into the bottom of the hole (if purchased). *Use Our Recommended Fertilizer.
- Backfill the hole with soil, making sure the top of the root ball is visible and slightly higher than the soil around it.
- Firm the soil around the plant. Water well to settle soil around the root ball.
Pruning - After Planting
- Containers - Although it is not essential for containers to be pruned after planting, a light pruning for shape, to remove any broken branches from shipping, or to thin out a heavily branched plant will help in the transplanting process and in the appearance of your new planting.
Pruning - Through-out the Season
- Cut Alliums when about half of the flowers are open.
- Foliage starts to die down before blooming is complete. Cut off the spent flower stems if required.
- Overcrowded clumps can be divided in fall, replanting immediately.
Planting & Handling Help
Download our Planting and Handling Guide below to plan for a successful arrival and install of your plants. Be sure to water all plants as soon as they arrive and every day until you’re ready to plant. Keep any bare root bundles in a shady, cool spot with the roots covered at all times.
Watch our videos on handling bare root plants, how your order is prepared for shipment and more.
What is the difference between Containers, Grow Bags, Bare Root, and Balled & Burlap (B&B)?
Our FedEx and local shipping times depend on two factors, one is by the region and the second is the type of product being shipped. For example, small fruits are only shipped in spring, but majority of our perennials are shipped from spring until fall. Keep in mind the dates below act as a general guide. Due to unpredictable weather, staffing, inventory and industry demands these timelines can change. Therefore, we cannot guarantee any of these times.
Shipping Dates by Region*
Northern Cold Region: April 22nd - November 7th
Northern Region: April 15th - November 7th
Middle Region: April 1st - November 7th
Southern Region: March 15th - November 7th
Local Delivery (small radius from Waterloo, WI): April 22nd - November 7th
Shipping Dates by Season*
Spring Shipping: Region Start Date (above) - May
Fall Shipping: September - November
Due to unpredictable weather, these times may vary. Some varieties are exceptions due to heat and plant health reasons. Enter your shipping zip code at the top of this page and be sure to check the shipping information on each product before you add it to your cart. If the product is too large or restricted in your state, you will not be able to checkout with that item in your cart.