Planting and Growing Allium (Ornamental Onion) Plants
Allium (Ornamental Onion) is a large genus of culinary and ornamental plants with deep green folliage and excellent deer and rabbit resistance.
- Bulb types are late spring/early summer bloomers that go summer dormant.
- Late summer/early fall bloomers (like 'Millennium') are not bulbous and grow actively over the spring and summer months.
- Plant in most any type of soil including clay, with full to part sun. Mulch with common mulch materials, such as bark, pine needles or gravel.
- Allium prefers dry to moderate soil moisture once established.
- Cut bulb-types to ground level when foliage begins to turn yellow in summer. Cut non-bulb types to the ground in fall.
- Fertilize lightly in fall with Yum Yum Mix/compost blend.
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