Allium Tumbleweed Bulbs

An ornamental onion with HUGE bulbous blooms
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Bulb Pack Size
Pack of 3


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Features to Note


5 - 8

Mature Height

20 IN

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
5 - 8
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Pack of 3 Bulbs

Plant Allium Tumbleweed bulbs in fall, and in late spring to early summer, they bloom in huge, round flower heads that look like spidery tumbleweeds exploding in starry rose-purple florets. Borne on stout stems above strappy blue-green leaves, the stunning, long-lasting blooms have a mild fragrance and a stylish, modern appeal in the garden. They make chic floral displays, fresh and dried, in flower or seed form. Butterflies and bees adore them, but deer typically ignore them.

An Allium schubertii variety, commonly called tumbleweed onion, this plant is a bulbous perennial that multiplies every year and slowly naturalizes, forming dense clumps over time. It is a stunning specimen but is shown to best effect when massed or grouped in mixed beds, borders, or containers.

Bulbs are so easy to grow, they're virtually foolproof. Tumbleweed onion grows almost anywhere but performs best in sunny to partially shady locations with rich, sandy to gritty, dry to medium moist, well-draining soil. Plant at a depth of 4 to 6 inches. Once established, they are drought tolerant.


Item Form: Bulb
Bulb Pack Size: Pack of 3
Genus: Allium
Species: schubertii
Variety: Tumbleweed
Category: Bulbs
Habit: Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low: 5
USDA Zone High: 8
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Season Start: Late Spring
Bloom Season End: Early Summer
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Characteristics: Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fragrance
Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Ornamental
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, ID, OR, PR, VI, WA
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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