Allium atropurpureum is a hardy perennial bulb with star-shaped, deep purple-red flowers packed into a half-globe umbel, 2 in. wide (5 cm). Each flower is comprised of deep merlot-purple florets adorned with blueberry-purple eyes, which creates a wonderful contrast of colors. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the flowers are borne on sturdy, upright stems above strap-shaped green leaves. If left in the garden after the flowers have faded, the seed heads will remain ornamental and add months of interest.

  • Growing up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm), this beauty naturalizes easily and will come back year after year!
  • Easily grown in rich, sandy to gritty, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Drought tolerant.
  • Attracts butterflies, but deer ignore it!
  • Stunning in beds, borders, cottage gardens. Spectacular in large sweeping drifts. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 10 to 15 bulbs). Excellent as cut flowers for both fresh and dried arrangements!
  • Mixes beautifully with other late spring flowering bulbs and creates stunning combinations with pink or white Delphiniums, Peonies or Irises.
  • To be planted in fall.
  • Native to Hungary and Turkey