Allium Ampeloprasum (Spanish Allium)
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Allium Ampeloprasum (Spanish Allium)

Allium Ampeloprasum Bulbs | Flowering Onion | Spanish Allium

Spanish alliums are statuesque beauties, towering a full 4 feet tall on strong, straight stems. The blooms are larger than softballs and reminiscent of sparklers, with dozens of tiny purple magenta florets. If you like the look of alliums but prefer plants with more movement, these are a good choice. The stems are flexible and allow the flower heads to sway sensuously in the breeze. Spanish allium bulbs are hard to find in this country, but widely grown in the Mediterranean and very popular as cut flowers in Israel. These plants are wonderfully tough, as evidenced by the fact that the farmer who supplies these grows them in a hot desert site an hour east of San Diego. Good naturalizers, these bulbs split every year or two (depending on conditions), with each new half being of flowering size. Spread them around your garden or give some to friends. Plant this fall and you'll be rewarded with years of elegant, structural blooms that are first rate in the garden and long lasting in a vase. Priced for a trio of bulbs.

$12.95
3 large allium bulbs
  • Planting Guide
    PLANTING
    DEPTH

    3"

    WATER

    Moderate to Light - drought tolerant once established

    SUNLIGHT

    Full sun

    PLANTING
    PROXIMITY

    6"

  • Additional Details
    Common Name:

    Spanish allium

    Botanical Name:

    Allium ampeloprasum

    Exposure:

    Full sun

    Hardiness:

    Zones 7-10

    Height:

    18-24" leaves, topped by blooms at 3-4 feet tall

    Color:

    Purple magenta 7-8" blooms with subtle color variations

    Bloom Season:

    May to June

    Bulb/Plant Size:

    10/12 cm bulb

    Number:

    3 large allium bulbs