Allium 'Purple Sensation'

Purple Sensation Ornamental Onion

Herbaceous Bulb / Corm / Tuber

A showy spring blooming bulb that is fun and easy to grow. It will politely self-seed if conditions are right; needs full sun and well drained soil.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Soil: Well-drained


Size: 24 - 30 tall x 6 - 12 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Coarse, Medium
Foliage Quality: Coarse, Medium

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers

Foliage Color: Green
Leaf Shape: Strappy

Flower Color: Purple / Violet
Bloom Season: May, Jun, Spring, Summer
Flower Shape: Sphere

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Cutting Garden, Hell Strip, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Wildlife: Bees, Beneficial Insects, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Pollinators, Rabbit Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Late Winter / Early Spring, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall
Position / Role: matrix / mingler
Plant Behavior: Naturalizes, Re-seeds in some conditions
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

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