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Already Potted In 1 Litre Round Pots With Growth, Root And Shoot Development. The Main Picture Is A Stock Photo Only And Shows How The Plant Will Look When The Plant Is Fully Mature. Amount Of Bulbs Per Pot Varies Depending On The Type/Size Of Bulb, But Rest Assured The Pots Are Full. Each Pot Makes A Lovely Display And Can Be Either Left In Pots Or Taken Out And Used To Add Colour To Larger Containers, Or Borders.
These hardy bulbs are becoming more and more popular in architectural and formal planting plus the long lasting flowers are ideal for cutting.
“allium schubertii” originates from the mediterranean and central asia. Few alliums can match the stellar, celestial majesty of the gigantic flowers “schubertii” produces in late spring. Its enormous delicate, radial umbrels of starry silvery purple flowers, can reach the size of a soccer ball. The flower stalks in the head are of different lengths, giving the spidery blooms even more depth and interest.
The large oniony bulb of this allium produces a basal clump of bright green, lance-shaped leaves in spring. These have a pungent, oniony fragrance when crushed. The giant flowerheads are produced in late spring or early summer and consist of an umbrel of many six-petaled, starry flowers of luminescent pale purple. The flowers are great for cutting. Only one will fill a vase. After flowering and fruit set, the foliage will die back to the ground until the following spring.
This perennial thrives in fertile, weel drained soil in full sun. Plant it in the autumn and keep it well watered thought the growing season. Lift and divide the bulbs only if they become crowded. Grow “schubertii” as an exclamation point in the garden. Be sure to plant extra since the onion works well as either a fresh or dried cut flower.
Large bulbs plant 20 cm deep 20 cm apart 25 per sq metre. Small bulbs plant 10 cm deep 10 cm apart 100 per sq metre.