Allium schubertii

My favourite eccentric and showy firework allium. Its flowers are vast, pink, spiky and sweet-scented. Unmissable. More
3 bulbs 260010-3 £7.50 In stock
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5 bulbs 260010-5 £9.50 In stock
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9 bulbs 260010-9 £14.95 In stock
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Or buy this as part of our Successional Allium Collection and Parham Allium Collection.

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My favourite eccentric and showy firework allium. Its flowers are vast, pink, spiky and sweet-scented.

You can't do better than this – sprayed silver or crimson – crowning the top of your Christmas tree and the bulbs flower for literally decades. Unmissable.

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Genus Allium
Group/Species schubertii
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Ornamental onion
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 12/14

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Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 30-45cm (12-18in) apart.
Care Tips Remember these are very perennial so plant them somewhere permanent. Removing the tatty foliage doesn't appear to affect the bulbs. Add grit on heavy soils.
Flowering June - July
Vase Life Add a drop of bleach to the water to minimise the oniony smell or change the water regularly. They will look good for up to 2 weeks without rearranging.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
How to plant and grow allium bulbs

Sarah's top tips on how to plant and grow allium bulbs for fantastic flowers in the garden or vase.

What to do with your allium seedheads

In this video Sarah shows you her favourite allium varieties for drying, and talks about how to dry them and then spray them for Christmas...

How to make the perfect everlasting winter vase arrangement

Discover how to make the perfect everlasting winter vase arrangement...

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Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

A handy guide for how many alliums, narcissi, tulips, snowdrops and other bulbs to plant in your plot.

Preserving flowers and berries in autumn

Preserve your autumn flowers and berries and you'll have beautiful arrangements for Christmas.

Christmas decorations from the garden

Look to nature to create stylish decorations for the festive period. These great tips will help you create a beautiful Christmas home from items...

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

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Allium schubertii reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jacqui

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alison

Sadly these failed 😒. Not sure why.

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Hazel

Expected taller plants and so I have put them too far back in the border.Have to move for next year. All the bulbs flowered and the heads are hugh.

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Elizabeth

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Linda

I am beyond delighted with all of my Allium, bought to create a special flowerbed to remember my friend Norman who loved nature. The blooms attract bees and Norman would be as delighted as the bees with the results!

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Pippa

I ordered and planted 9 of these and so far have had nothing ..... so disappointing I planted them for this years Christmas decorations!

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Amanda

Wow! These are amazing! The results have been fabulous and the size of the flower heads are larger than expected.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jenny

Healthy bulbs. Flowered beautifully.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Fiona

Service very good but not all the bulbs did well

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Pauline

Only 1 bulb come up although all planted same time same depth.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Fenwick

Looking forward to the seedheads 6 did out of 9

Gigantic

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Reviewed 29th June 2015 by Gudrun Berry

I didn't expect the flowers to be so huge - they look almost like an alien structure!! Absolutely fascinating and giving interest to the garden for a long time.

Gorgeous

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Reviewed 16th June 2014 by Elizabetty

These alliums look like giant sparklers, and as a bonus they're robust enough to support the floppy plants around them.