Allium schubertii 'Arctic Snow' has white star-shaped flowers arranged like an exploding firework that can be as big as a volleyball!
Ornamental onions offer intriguing spherical or egg-shaped inflorescences comprised of hundreds of tiny flowers. A. schubertii has loose, volleyball-sized heads of star-shaped flowers held on stalks of unequal length which looks like a giant firework exploding. 'Arctic Snow' is a special version with white rather than purple flowers. When the fruits ripen, the inflorescence detaches from the stem and rolls through the fields like a tumbelweed thus dispersing the seeds. From Israel and adjacent regions. Available in fall as dry bulbs and sometimes in spring as potted plants.
Common Name: Tumbleweed Onion - [Spring B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Deep soils.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
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