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Allium 'Mercurius'


Allium 'Mercurius' forms tall, 2-3 foot stems topped with half globes in a rich, saturated shade of raspberry wine.

Allium 'Mercurius' forms tall, 2-3 foot stems topped with flowers in a rich, saturated shade of raspberry wine. The flowers are gathered densely in a half globe, offering dynamic and striking architectural appeal. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions with spring and early summer flowers, attractive summer seed heads that dry to give winter interest. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in groups, with multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more for the strongest impact.

Common Name: Ornamental Onion

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Gritty, well drained soil. With rare exception, Alliums are native to the Northern hemisphere, particularly in Asia and the eastern Mediterranean. Most enjoy sun and dry, well drained mineral soils.


Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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