Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants

Plant Search »

Allium schubertii
Common Name: Tumbleweed Onion Family: Alliaceae (The Onion Family)

Notes:
Ornamental onions offer intriguing spherical or egg-shaped inflorescences comprised of hundreds of tiny flowers. A. schubertii has volleyball-sized, loose, rosey purple, star-shaped flowers held on stalks of unequal length which looks like a giant firework exploding. When the fruits ripen, the inflorescence detaches from the stem and rolls through the fields like a tumbelweed thus dispersing the seeds. From Israel and adjacent regions. Available in spring as potted plants and in fall as dry bulbs.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Native Habitat:
Deep soils.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPurple
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height12-24" Bloom TimeSpring
Spread4-8" FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Loves Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Stem Colour
Hardiness3-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

  Email This Info
  View All Plants of this Genus

*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a close representation of our selection. Not all plants will be in stock at all times. If a certain plant is not available we might have a similar cultivar. We encourage you to email us at info at phoenixperennials.com or call ahead to check availability (604) 270-4133.


Contact Us | Home | © Phoenix Perennials