Allium schubertii

This is the firework allium par excellence, with vast wonderful dark pink, spiky flowers. My eccentric and showy favourite while flowering and when dried. More
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This is the firework allium par excellence, with vast wonderful dark pink, spiky flowers. My eccentric and showy favourite while flowering and when dried.

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.

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, 20cm (8in) 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
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Delivery

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Allium schubertii reviews

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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.