Van Engelen

Fall 2019

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The Bee-Loved Naturalizing Allium Special

As much as we love the big globe Allium, we are hopelessly infatuated with Allium aflatunense Purple Sensation, Allium siculum bulgaricum and Allium sphaerocephalon.

First, happily bumbling bees are wild over each of these varieties. Second, deer, rabbits and rodents don’t like to munch on them. Third, they are each good naturalizers in horticultural zones 6 through 8. And fourth, they each make fabulous display, dried and cut flowers! What more could you ever ask of a bulb?

Individually bagged and labeled, it is specially priced 20% less than our already terrific prices. Normal shipping charges apply. Top size bulbs. Plant 6" to 8" deep and 8" to 10" apart. Horticultural zones 6-8. Take a peek at our complete Allium collection~it’s the largest collection available in the U.S.

(Please note that due to state agricultural restrictions, we are not permitted to ship Allium bulbs to Idaho or the following 5 counties in the state of Washington: Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant and Klickitat.)

  • 100 Allium aflatunense Purple Sensation: 4"- to 5"-wide, violet-purple globes. Bulb size: 12 cm/up. Bloom time: May/June. 24" to 30" tall. HZ: 4-8.

  • 100 Allium siculum bulgaricum: The 1863 Sicilian Honey Lily. Umbels of 2"-wide, greenish-white bell-shaped flowers flushed purple and edged in white. Bulb size: 8 cm/up. Bloom time: May/June. 32" to 36" tall. HZ: 6-10.

  • 100 Allium sphaerocephalon: The 16th century Drumstick Allium. 1" to 1 1/2"-wide egg-shaped composite flowers that open green and mature to rich crimson-purple. Bulb size: 6 cm/up. Bloom time: July. 24" tall. HZ: 4-9.
  • Catalog #6531

    Availability: In stock