Allium Summer Beauty

Ornamental Onion
$16.95 ea.
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Butterflies supply movement and color to any garden - add Allium and they will come! Rounded lavender-pink pom-poms on strong stems rise above the mounds of persistent glossy green, narrow foliage. Allium Summer Beauty combines interesting flower shapes to create a garden design with texture and depth. Ornamental Onion are perfect for an herb garden. Drought tolerant and long-lived; Allium are deer and rabbit resistant too.

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Code ALSB

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Plant Type Perennials

Species lusitanicum

Height Short 18"

Spacing Plant 12-18" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Late Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 4-9

Soil Type Normal, Acidic, Sandy

Water Needs Low

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Winter Interest

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • OK in Containers

Allium General Information

Alliums as a genus are easy-to-grow and come in a palette of colors, heights, flower shapes and bloom times. They provide long-lasting flowers ideal for bouquets and are sunny summer performers. Flowers dry to tan, and have remained upright all winter here in NE Ohio. A. Summer Beauty is not used for culinary purposes. *Please note: We are not permitted to ship Alliums to Idaho or the Washington counties of Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant or Klickitat. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Allium Plant Care

Clumps may be lifted and divided in either spring or fall. Allium will tolerate most soils, but performs best in sandy soils. Add organic matter like compost to clay soils if needed to improve drainage and lighten the soil.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October