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Lavender Bubbles Ornamental Onion

Allium 'Lavender Bubbles'

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Lavender Bubbles Ornamental Onion (Allium 'Lavender Bubbles') at North Branch Nursery

Lavender Bubbles Ornamental Onion flowers

Lavender Bubbles Ornamental Onion flowers

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Lavender Bubbles Ornamental Onion (Allium 'Lavender Bubbles') at North Branch Nursery

Lavender Bubbles Ornamental Onion in bloom

Lavender Bubbles Ornamental Onion in bloom

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Height:  14 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Flowering Onion

Brand:  Walters Gardens

Description:

Beautiful, dark, dusty purple flower globes are produced above attractive blue-green foliage in late summer to early fall; an excellent naturalizing plant that is also great in containers

Ornamental Features

Lavender Bubbles Ornamental Onion features bold balls of lightly-scented purple flowers with lavender overtones at the ends of the stems from late summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive twisted sword-like leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Lavender Bubbles Ornamental Onion is an open herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lavender Bubbles Ornamental Onion is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Lavender Bubbles Ornamental Onion will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Lavender Bubbles Ornamental Onion is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Naturalizing  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features