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Allium Starlight

Ornamental Onion

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Striking Beauties
Statuesque, straight stems flaunt semi-circular 3-4” umbels that consist of hundreds of florets. White petals are painted with a pink slash on each petal and a blueberry hued center. Allium Starlight, like pretty parasols, will sway on a gentle summer breeze above clumps of slender foliage. Also known as Ornamental Onions, they are equally lovely when they dry on the stems and go to seed. Their beauty combines color with interesting flower shapes to create a garden design with texture and depth. Even smaller gardens can accommodate their vertical presence.

Code BALST

Patent

Plant Type Bulbs

Species

Height Medium to Tall 32-40"

Spacing Plant 8-10" apart

Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 4-8

Soil Type Normal, Acidic, Sandy

Sold In Bags of 5

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.

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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