added by nancygoliver
(9 months ago)
Simultaneously playful and architectural, these oval, spherical, or globular flower shapes are a versatile addition to any garden. Plus, they're deer resistant and drought tolerant, and they come in great colors. Sizes vary greatly by variety, and bloom times range from spring to summer to fall.
There are many notable favorite ornamental onions, including 'Globemaster' (pictured here) with its huge purple spheres on 3- to 4-foot stems. Mix it with other early summer plantings in shades of pink and purple, such as roses, peonies, iris, dianthus and cranesbill geranium. Another favorite is the yellow allium (allium flavum), a midsummer bloomer that grows up to 2 feet high and offers clusters of yellow, pink or white florets.
USDA zones: 5 to 10 (find your zone)
Sun requirement: Full to partial shade
Height: 1 to 4 feet
Bloom time: Spring, summer or fall
Planting tips: Plant a little deeper than other bulbs, about three times the dimension of the bulb.