Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Color Pink, Purple
Growth Habit Clumping
Bloom Season Early Summer
Bloom Size Up to 15 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 Schubertii - Allium Bulbs (Tall)


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

The Schubertii allium grows up to 30 inches tall and is an amazing ornamental, with giant blooms that spread up to 15 inches wide! There are about 50 vivid, rose-purple flowers on each bloom, and a group of them together looks like exploding fireworks! Plant the bulbs in the fall, and by late spring or early summer, your garden will be a real attention-grabber with these stunners. When the seed heads dry out, they fall off the stems and roll away—that's why the Schubertii is more commonly known as "tumbleweed" allium. Like all alliums, the Schubertii does best in full sun, and it makes a great pollinator! Bees and butterflies love alliums, and because of their onion-y scent, deer stay away.

Planting Information

Planting Schubertii - Allium Bulbs (Tall)

Planting Season Fall
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 6 inches deep
Plant Height 15 to 30 inches
Plant Spacing 5 to 6 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bulb Size 14+ cm circumference
View our Allium Planting Guide to learn more.


Recommended Coverage
10 Bulbs / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 5 Sq. Ft
25 Bulbs / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 12.5 Sq. Ft
5 Bulbs / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 2.5 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Schubertii - Allium Bulbs (Tall)

Aesthetic or Culinary