varies depending on variety
rich, well-drained soil
variety of colors including true blue, purple, violet and yellow
beds, borders, cut flower and butterfly and hummingbird gardens.
Plant bulbs in fall for spring flowering. Bulbs should be planted 4 inches deep and will benefit from an application of bulb fertilizer worked into the soil before planting or applied as new growth starts to appear. Cluster bulbs in groups of three to five for the best color and plant tall varieties in locations protected by the wind. Companion planting is advisable to cover the wilting foliage as plants begin to bloom.
Allium tends to be resistant to deer, chipmunks, mice and other rodents, and great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.
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