Allium basalticum Silver Spring

A rare variety now grown professionally in the Netherlands, Silver Spring yields a gorgeous, 4”, composite flower that opens ivory with a pink glow and matures to bright white atop a 24” to 36” stem with low-growing, strappy foliage. It is rabbit-, rodent- and deer-resistant, and is adored by bees, butterflies and helpful pollinators. The flower looks like a fancy cupcake: its white-frosted bouffant dome is dotted with raspberry starbursts and little plum and apple-green sequins. This coveted variety has an exceptionally pleasant, honeyed fragrance, kind of like a sugary licorice bon-bon. A selection out of Allium nigrum, Silver Spring was discovered in 1999 by Dr. Rina Kamenetsky, Professor of Horticulture and Plant Physiology and an Allium specialist at Israel’s Volcani Center. Its pale green foliage begins to die back as, or before, the flower blooms. Bulb size: 10/12 cm. June/July. HZ: 4-7. Height: 24" to 36". We are very sorry, but due to state agricultural restrictions, we are not permitted to ship Allium bulbs to Idaho, or to the following five counties in the State of Washington: Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant and Klickitat. Allium are The Art & Soul of Spring and Summer.

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Available in units of 5 with volume discount pricing.

1 Unit 5 bulbs $16.00
5 Units 25 bulbs $74.50
10 Units 50 bulbs $137.75
20 Units 100 bulbs $253.50
40 Units 200 bulbs $462.75

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