Allium15–20" tall. A profusion of cute round 2" rosy-purple flowers on sturdy stems above compact upright clumps of strappy glossy green foliage. Sweet-scented blooms make great cutflowers or dried winter arrangements whether you cut them before or after the green seed pods form.
Attracts beneficial insects with its sweet nectar yet repels an array of undesirables—slithery, winged and legged pests alike—including deer. Only if crushed will the plants smell like an onion. Adds rugged charm and vertical structure to herb and rock gardens. Z4.
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Herbaceous Perennial Plants
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.
Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers. Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting. Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.