Allium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation' (Flowering Onion)
30 seeds $3.25
I love the stunning color of Allium 'Purple Sensation' so much that I planted it on both sides of the path in my old-fashioned rose garden. Hardy in zones 3-9. Requires a long period of cold-moist stratification. Sow outdoors in the fall.
height 30" spacing 6"
Allium (Flowering Onion) Seeds
Allium, also known as flowering onion, is a hardy perennial with clusters of small flowers that bloom at the tops of the stems.
Sowing Allium Seeds
Start indoors or sow outdoors in spring. Some allium species require cold-moist stratification (sow outdoors in fall). Barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun.
70 seeds $3.00
Allium cernuum blooms in midsummer with nodding clusters of purplish-pink flowers. It's a good groundcover, spreading to form a dense patch. Allium cernuum tolerates a wide range of conditions from sandy or rocky soil to damp clay. It likes full sun or part shade. Sow outdoors in fall, or give it 8 weeks cold-moist stratification before sowing indoors in spring. Hardy in zones 3-10.
height 14" spacing 6"
(Star of Persia)
225 seeds $3.25
Allium christophii is one of my favorite alliums. The large, round balls of star-shaped flowers bloom in early summer in a light shade of lavender-mauve. They look good with columbine, which blooms at the same time. Sow the seeds outdoors in fall, or give them 8 weeks cold-moist stratification before sowing indoors in spring. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 4-9.
height 18" spacing 12"
110 seeds $3.00
Garlic Chives are tall and upright with wide, flat leaves. They have a strong garlic flavor, and they are useful in organic gardens. They repel aphids, and the flowers attract bees, butterflies and beneficial insects.
Allium tuberosum is a good companion plant for roses. The starry white flowers look lovely, and the plants deter pests. Easy to grow. Hardy in zones 3-9.
height 24" spacing 6"
220 seeds $3.00
Common Chives are not just for eating. The pretty, purple flowers attract bees, butterflies and beneficial insects in late spring. The bushy plants can be used to create a low-growing hedge if spaced 9" apart.
Common Chives are a great addition to the herb garden or the flower garden. Easy to grow. Start indoors or direct sow outdoors. Hardy in zones 3-9.
height 15" spacing 9-12"