Allium - Purple Sensation / Bulb each
Purple Sensation Allium Dutch Bulbs

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*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Estimated avail fall 2020
*Average Plant Shipping Size: Each - Large, top quality bulbs from Holland

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $0.99

Product Code: ALLPUR1

Allium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation' - Flowering Onion

Overall Description

Allium is a species of flowering onion comprised of many, many cultivated varieties with outstanding color & bloom quality. The Purple Sensation variety of Allium has long been one of the most reliable, and hardiest of them all, with huge 4" - 5" bright purple globes sitting atop sturdy scapes averaging about 2 ft in height. Purple globes / blooms are made up of lots & lots of smaller star shaped little florets. When in full bloom, they give the impression of being a purple colored puffball. Great for use in any garden setting, and great for cut flower arrangement use as well.

Purple Sensation, along with most all Allium varieties are extremely resistant to rabbits, deer, and other rodents & animals. They naturally attract bees, butterflies, and many other beneficial pollinators. A slightly later bloom time than many bulb species, mixing in some of these beauties will prolong your blooming time, color display, and also help deter some of the usual critters from certain areas of your garden. Easy to grow!

Best planted at a depth of 5" - 6" anytime in mid fall thru winter. Suggested planting is 4 - 5 bulbs per sq ft for good density once sprouted & blooming. Purple Sensation Allium are mid / late spring bloomers, with blooming beginning in mid May in warmer zones - slightly later in colder areas of the country.

We offer our Allium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation' dutch bulbs at a per bulb price - be sure to check out the quantity discounts offered if you need several bulbs. Guaranteed to be of excellent size & quality.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 24" - 30" ( 24" - 30" is expected bloom height )

--Mature Width : 3" - 5" per bulb

--Growth Rate :
Mid / late spring bloomer if planted in fall / winter

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun ( best color in partial sun )

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Blade type foliage

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - Large 4 ' - 5" globe / ball shaped blooms comprised of numerous star shaped florets. Purple in color. Blooming begins in early May in warmer zones, and mid / late May in cooler zones.

--Diseases / Insects :
Nothing serious, but always be watchful for the occasional snail or slug

--Recommended Spacing :
4 - 5 bulbs per square foot of soil is recommended for optimal density & blooming once bulbs push out.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8- 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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