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

Allium schubertii

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:
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 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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