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Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’
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Allium hollandicum Purple Sensation

May – June.

Allium

Ornamental Onion

Our selections are embellished versions of the common culinary bulbs. Prospering in a sunny, well drained site, these pest resistant Alliums add flair to the garden, your favorite container, or an arrangement; they are attractive either fresh or dried.

Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ full sun

Aptly named, this ornamental Allium creates quite a stir as several hundred petite, deep purple flowers squeeze into one sensational-looking baseball-sized inflorescence. A selection made by Mr. J. Bijl in 1963 to produce a dark, vividly hued flower color, ‘Purple Sensation’ rises on tall beefy bare stems from a low nest of narrow, long twisting leaves that disappear around blooming time. Its strongly defined form can be repeated throughout the perennial border, delivering concentrated violet punches and dynamic counterpoints to softer shapes and hues, while remaining equally delightful when seed heads appear.

Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 6"–8" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ (P-1431)
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