Our Favorite Flowers: Allium

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

Allium Hollandicum Purple Sensation Round Blooms

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.

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