Allium amethystinum Red Mohican

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Plant Code: BALRM

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Rich burgundy globes with crested tufts of tiny buds open to white florets to give the appearance of icy frost forming on the tips. Impressive height allows this statuesque beauty to stand watch over lower growing flowers and readily attracts attention. 2 bulbs per bag. Bulb size 10+cm.

Alliums flower in summer after most other bulbs are finished. These long-blooming beauties create excellent dried arrangements too.


Type: Bulbs
Height: Tall 36-40"
Spacing: Plant 6-8" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: Burgundy
Accent: White

Features to Note

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

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 Allium bulbs to Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant or Klickitat counties in Washington state.

Allium Plant Care

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