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Growing Alliums
Alliums: Nature-Made Sparklers
This photo shows a dried and painted Allium schubertii, which resembles a sparkler in the foreground. These perennial garden plants grow from bulbs planted in the fall and offer the biggest bang for the buck when it comes to adding excitement and drama to the scene. They are usually rodent resistant and low-maintenance which makes them a good option for naturalizing.

You won't believe how easy these bulbs are to grow! They will reward you with weeks of colorful impact and then you can use the dried seed heads to create amazing home decor.
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June 2017 
Long and short pediciles (stems) of Allium schubertii  (often called the Tumbleweed Onion) are beginning to extend out from the center of the flower head resembling the framework of a sparkler.