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Spring bulbs | Alliums Aflatunense

ALLIUM AFLATUNENSE: The Allium ‘Aflatunense’, a fall planted ornamental onion bulb, will produce purple flowers. This flower is sure to turn heads with its 4-inch wide globes of tightly packed purple florets which sit at the top of a tall, thick, bare stem. The low strap-like foliage turns down as the plant blooms, making the spherical cluster of blooms a focal point in your garden. They are great for ornamental value and widely used for both landscape and cut flower purposes. The blooms are pleasantly fragrant and this plant is an easy and prolific addition to the garden. Plant in groups for an eye catching focal point. Alliums prefer to be dry during their dormancy. The Allium Aflatunense is ideal for mass plantings, borders, and cut flowers. These plants are rabbit, squirrel, and deer resistant. The Aflatunense has a bloom period of about 3 weeks and they bloom in late spring to early summer.

PLANTING LOCATION : Sun

PLANTING : September-December

PLANTING DEPTH : 6 inch (15 cm)

PLANTING DISTANCE : 6 inch (15 cm)

FLOWERS IN : May-June

FLOWERING HEIGHT : Approx. 30 inch (75 cm)


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Easy to grow

1. Select an area with full sun or semi-shade
2. Dig a hole 6 inches (15 cm) deep
3. Place the bulb in the hole, with pointed side up
4. Space bulbs 6 inches (15 cm) apart
5. Cover with soil and water thoroughly

Planting tips

Plant in groups of 5 or more, in well-drained soil. Bulbs will benefit from a handful of compost added to the planting holes.

Planting time zone

Hardiness Zones 4-5
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