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Allium senescens subsp. Glaucum


What a family Alliaceae is!!!

Not only has it provided us with delicious and healthful plants such as Allium cepa (Onions) and Allium sativum (Garlic), but it's also home to a plethora of ornamental species.

One of my faves, and for a multitude of reasons, is Allium senescens subsp. Glaucum. This clump forming Asian/European native perennial bulb is lovely from head to toe. Known also by the common name of "German Garlic", this especially attractive form of the species sports very subtle, bluish, linear foliage all Spring, Summer & Autumn. It forms a very tight, compact plant that looks great at the front of a sunny or shady border, or anywhere in a rock garden. In mid to late Summer and early Autumn, a multitude of tight buds on rigid 6" stems explode like fireworks with lilac/lavender flowers that seem to last for weeks and weeks. These delightful blooms are especially welcome at a time of the year that there seems to be a dearth of color and excitement in the garden.

As with other species and cultivars in the family, Allium senescens subsp. Glaucum is 100 percent varmint proof and hardy into USDA Zone 4, perhaps 3 as its native range takes it all the way from Central China to Korea and into Northern Siberia.

Welcome companion plants are Hosta, Tricyrtis, sedges - well, just use your imagination. It looks great under taller plants, especially ones that lose their lower leaves as the summer progresses as it will hide their bare stems.

This very drought tolerant plant will grow happily in just about any type of soil from average to dry. The only places it won't grow well are wet or soggy areas. Copious new bulbs are produced as the plant matures and it makes a wonderful pass along plant to share with your friends, even those who don't garden. Just tell them GSU (Green Side Up) or in this case BSU (Blue Side Up).

You can have single, bareroot plants of Allium senescens subsp.'Glaucum' in full flower at the prices listed below with FREE SHIPPING:

7  for $ 35.00  delivered ($5.00 ea)
10  for $ 45.00  delivered ($4.50 ea)
15  for $ 60.00  delivered ($4.00 ea)
20  for $ 70.00  delivered ($3.50 ea)
50  for $150.00  delivered ($3.00 ea)

And here's the really good news..... I just about always offer FREE SHIPPING on bareroot plants, but if you add an additional .95 cents per plant, you can not only have them delivered to your doorstep via Priority Mail in the 2" pots I grow them in, but each pot will have at least 2 plants in it.

If you are away from home or for some reason not ready to plant them now, you can still reserve them for a later ship date by specifying that date in a space provided on our order form. Please circle the ship date in red crayon so I don't miss it.

Larger quantities are available at even lower prices upon request.

Ordering couldn't be easier! Just fill out the order form at

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Last modified February 19, 2020