Alliums: Part Onion, All Flower!

Take a look at the different hues of purple and white alliums.
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Allium Atlas

Alliums make a striking addition to any garden as seen in this field of Atlas Alliums (foreground).

Allium 'Purple Sensation'

Dramatic 'Purple Sensation' alliums stand tall behind a row of mini boxwoods for a striking garden juxtaposition.

Allium Stipitatum

Allium stipitatum are sometimes called drumstick alliums because the flowers seem small compared to the length of the stem.

Allium 'Mount Everest'

Since allium leaves aren’t all that attractive – they often die back while the flowers are still in bloom – plant alliums among perennials like Hostas to hide the fading leaves.

Allium 'Ambassador'

'Ambassador' alliums being harvested from the field.

Allium 'White Empress'

Part of what makes alliums so special is their dandelion-fluff shape, as seen in this 'White Empress' allium.

A Bevy of 'Ambassador' Alliums

'Ambassador' alliums have been cut and gathered from the field and await their trip to market.

The 'Mount Everest' of Alliums

'Mount Everest' alliums are shown here going from bud to bloom, pushing through their papery sheaths.

Gorgeous Star Shaped Alliums

Up close you can see the dozens of star-shaped blooms that form the globe-like cluster on the allium.

Global Initiative

'Round and Purple' alliums bring a touch of whimsy to the garden with their purple globes perched on slender stalks.

White Allium

Just as showy indoors, alliums make great cut flowers and a beautiful focal point in any vessel.

Allium 'Mont Blanc'

We think these 'Mont Blanc' alliums look like clusters of snowflakes.

Allium 'Early Emperor'

'Early Emperor' alliums mix with yellow and white gladioli to form a welcoming path. Consider mixing alliums with both similarly tall and then shorter plants and flowers for contrast.

Garden Sensation

'Purple Sensation' alliums provides a splash of color to an otherwise all-green garden.

Allium Karataviense

Because Allium karataviense only grow 12 to 14 inches tall, they are perfect as a container plant. Here, the 'Ivory Queen' variety is shown.

Warrior Bulb

A 'Gladiator' allium shares a cup with a 'Royal Purple' tulip.

Allium Makes Friends Easily

Alliums are a true season-spanner. They are comfortable in bloom with both spring or summer flowering bulbs such as the lilies shown here.

Pop Art

'Round and Purple' alliums appear to “pop through” the shrubbery beneath them.

Masters of the Universe

'Globemaster' is a hybrid allium that can reach a height of 5 feet.