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Allium Bulbs for Sale from K. van Bourgondien

Allium's colorful spheres and enigmatic shapes add vertical interest and help to create a dynamic garden design. Also known as ornamental onions, alliums add whimsy and charm to the late spring and early summer garden. If you're looking for healthy, high-quality allium bulbs for sale, you can count on K. van Bourgondien to deliver. We have supplied gardeners and horticulture professionals with top-quality products for over 175 years. Our garden professionals are always searching for interesting and unusual allium varieties to brighten gardens and cut flower displays.

Choosing the Right Allium Bulbs

When shopping allium bulbs for sale, buy allium bulbs that fit your garden space and color scheme. Alliums come in a range of heights. For example, the impressive Schubertii Allium matures at less than 2 ft. tall, while Summer Drummer Allium reaches almost 6 ft. tall. Alliums are also available in a range of colors, including white, yellow, purple and red. For the best garden performance, choose healthy, plump allium flower bulbs, like those offered at K. van Bourgondien.

Using Allium Flower Bulbs in Garden Design

Allium flower bulbs are very versatile, and a great addition to flower bulb gardens and mixed perennial beds. You can perk up borders with a mixed selection of allium bulbs or keep it simple with varietal groupings. Because they bloom after many spring-blooming flower bulbs, like daffodils, alliums draw the eye away from the fading bulb foliage. Alliums are also excellent at attracting pollinators to the garden.

Alliums: Getting the Most out of Your Purchase

Alliums, like many other spring-blooming flower bulbs, are easy to grow and require very little maintenance. By following a few simple steps, you'll have eye-catching flowers in late spring or early summer.
  • When to Plant Allium Bulbs - Plant alliums in the fall, at the same time you plant other spring-blooming flower bulbs, like tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.
  • Where to Plant Allium Bulbs - Allium flower bulbs should be planted in rich, well-drained soil. If the soil doesn't drain well, the bulbs could rot. Allium bulbs also need full sun, or 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Most allium bulbs are hardy in zones 4-9.
  • How to Plant Allium Bulbs- The general rule of thumb for planting flower bulbs applies to allium bulbs. Plant the bulbs two to three times deep as the bulb is tall. Smaller varieties of allium should be planted 4 inches deep while the larger varieties should be planted 7-8 inches deep.
  • How to Grow Alliums- Alliums are members of the onion family, so their fragrance may be rather pungent. Deer tend to avoid them. Alliums also work well as cut flowers.
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