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Allium Party Balloons

Ornamental Onion

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Up, Up, and Away!
Large 8” purple orbs float like balloons above wide foliage blades for a festive touch. They will bring smiles and a playful vibe to any sunny garden – the life of the party! This variety has been known to produce two blooms from a single bulb which is unusual for larger flowered Alliums. Easy care, Alliums multiply naturally and can be left undisturbed in the same area for years. Butterflies adore Allium, but they are not favored by deer and rodents. Allium Party Balloons create texture and depth to add a perky, colorful focus to celebrate your summer garden. You will love this low maintenance, dependable garden workhorse and pollinators will too!

Code BALPB

Patent

Plant Type Bulbs

Species

Height Medium 16-24"

Spacing Plant 8-10" apart

Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 4-8

Soil Type Normal, Acidic, Sandy

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Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Winter Interest
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • OK in Containers

Allium General Information

Late blooming ornamental plants that work great with early flowering perennials. Do not plant too closely together since they multiply rapidly. Plant Alliums in full sun in early fall. Water well throughout the growing season. *Please note: We are not permitted to ship Alliums to Idaho or the Washington counties of Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant or Klickitat.

Allium Plant Care

The smaller varieties of Allium should be planted 4" deep and the larger varieties 7-8" deep. Spacing 6-10". Likes well-drained soil. 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.

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% guarantee for all our accent annuals and bulbs to reach you in good condition and come up. 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 ship accent annuals and bulbs 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-Planted Accent Annuals

  • 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-Planted Bulbs

  • 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

Holiday Bulbs

  • Early November through mid December