Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Color Purple
Growth Habit Clumping
Bloom Season Early Summer
Bloom Size Up to 4 inches

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fragrant
Use Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Dried Flowers
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Outdoor
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Purple Sensation - Allium Bulbs (Tall)


Seed Type Bulb
Plant Type Tall
Also known as Flowering Onion, Ornamental Onion

If you're passionate about purple, the Purple Sensation allium is for you! Dozens of tiny, star-shaped flowers group together to form a big, beautiful globe that sits on top of a sturdy stem that grows up to 3 feet tall. Like all alliums, Purple Sensations are in the onion family and their scent works great at deterring deer and other critters. And they're pollinators, so bees and butterflies love them. Plant these beauties in the fall, and mix them with other late-spring blooms to create a stunning flower bed or border!

Planting Information

Planting Purple Sensation - Allium Bulbs (Tall)

Planting Season Fall
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 6 inches deep
Plant Height 36 inches
Plant Spacing 5 to 6 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bulb Size 12+ cm circumference
View our Allium Planting Guide to learn more.


Recommended Coverage
10 Bulbs / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 5 Sq. Ft
20 Bulbs / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 10 Sq. Ft
50 Bulbs / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 25 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Purple Sensation - Allium Bulbs (Tall)

Aesthetic or Culinary