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Schubert's Allium

Allium schubertii
SKU: HC017377
per Bag of 2
No longer available this season.
Shubert’s Allium (Allium schubertii) lights up your garden with fireworks! From late spring to early summer this “Tumbleweed Onion” holds court with sturdy stems and large sparkling pink to violet flower clusters. At 16-20" tall this favorite Allium has everything you’ll need for a unique, fun-loving garden accent.
key features
Botanical Name
Allium schubertii
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Squirrel Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Fragrant
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
16-20" tall
Bulb Spacing
3 bulbs per sq ft
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


Shubert’s Allium (Allium schubertii), also known as Tumbleweed Onion, is a must-have for the late spring flower garden. Like garden sparklers, these whimsical Allium are 16-20" tall, with long-lasting 9-12" spherical blooms. Drought tolerant once established, they will also naturalize nicely. The strap-like blue green foliage adds a nice element as well and the flower spikes make great cut flowers. Leave some standing in the garden though, as once dried out they continue to add a sculptural element to your flower bed. Plant Schubert’s Allium with other late spring blooming bulbs such as Tulips, Daffodils, and Iris; or perennials such as Nepeta, Oriental poppy, Salvia or Penstemon. Deer and rabbits stay away – some gardeners even weave them through the garden as a pest deterrent. Happy in a sun to part shade location (make sure they get at least six hours of sunk) with compost enriched, well-drained soil. 16-20" tall x 12-18" wide.