Allium schubertii
Garden Plant Information

 

Allium schubertii - seed head

Name

Allium schubertii

Genus  

Allium

Species

schubertii

Cultivar/variety

 

General description

H: 60cm S: 20cm.  Likened to an exploding firework, with up to 200 florets. The surprisingly large seed heads can be dried for indoor display or left outside to be admired when frosted.

Season of interest

Early summer.

Key horticultural features

  1. One globe of flowers on an upright, straight stem.

  2. Stem straight, slender, round, smooth, mid-green.

  3. Flowers - spherical globes of star-shaped, pale pink summer flowers. Can reach 45cm in diameter.

  4. Seeds lobed, pinkish-green triangular pods that open into sections.

Cultural details

Aspect

Full sun

Soil

Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Well-drained/light

Hardiness

Hardy

Maintenance

Split and divide large clumps in spring or autumn.

Propagation

Divide plants March to May.