Our Favorite Flowers: Allium

Spacey, globe-shaped flowers make this flower pop.
Allium Hollandicum Purple Sensation Round Blooms

Allium Hollandicum Purple Sensation Round Blooms

'Purple Sensation' is one of the earliest of the large alliums to bloom.

Photo by: DK - The Complete Gardener's Guide © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - The Complete Gardener's Guide , 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

'Purple Sensation' is one of the earliest of the large alliums to bloom.

A member of the onion family, allium blooms in late spring to early summer and prefers well-drained soil and full sun. The globe-like, purple flowers attract butterflies and are also great for cutting. Hardiness depends on the species and cultivar.