Allium 'Pincushion' PPAF (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Ornamental Onion
This small-scale Allium is perfect tucked along the front of the border. Narrow glaucous blue-green foliage forms a tidy habit until numerous clusters of lavender purple flowers spring up in midsummer, persisting for many weeks. Attractive seedheads remain after flowering has finished. Compared to 'Blue Eddy', 'Pincushion' is far more floriferous but lacks twisting and curling on the leaves and stems.
Alliums are charming plants for the rock or herb garden. When the foliage is bruised, it smells like onions since they are in the onion family. Butterflies and honeybees adore the flowers' sweet nectar but deer and rabbits steer clear of this perennial beauty.
Allium is very easy to grow in full sun to part shade. It will tolerate soil of any fertility and will grow in clay soil. This selection has not been known to reseed and is not invasive. It may be propagated in fall by digging it up and dividing the rhizome with the bulblets attached. Allium is typically pest and disease free. Its aromatic foliage also makes it deer and rabbit resistant.
Height: 14.0-16.0 Inches
Spread: 12.0-14.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) to Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Poor to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Late Summer to Early Fall
Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Fragrant Flowers, Mass Planting