Allium atropurpureum has many star shaped, warm purple florets held in upward facing half domes about the size of a tennis ball.
Ornamental onions offer intriguing spherical or egg-shaped inflorescences comprised of hundreds of tiny flowers. Allium atropurpureum is an eastern European species with many star shaped, warm purple florets held in upward facing half domes that are about the size of a tennis ball on 2-3 foot stems. It is easy to grow.
Common Name: Tumbleweed Onion
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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