Nearing the end of summer, this beautiful perennial brings life to a garden with its beautiful bubble-shaped flowers. Dark dusty purple flower globes are produced above attractive glaucous blue-green foliage. The leaf blades twist and curl to provide additional interest. Compared to the popular 'Millenium', 'Lavender Bubbles' blooms later and is a darker shade of purple. Like other Allium, 'Lavender Bubbles' is carefree, easy to grow, and deer and rabbit resistant.
Alliums are charming plants for the rock or herb garden. When the foliage is bruised, it smells like onions since they are in the onion family. Butterflies and honeybees adore the flowers' sweet nectar but deer and rabbits steer clear of this perennial beauty.
Allium is very easy to grow in full sun to part shade. It will tolerate soil of any fertility and will grow in clay soil. This selection has not been known to reseed and is not invasive. It may be propagated in fall by digging it up and dividing the rhizome with the bulblets attached. Allium is typically pest and disease free. Its aromatic foliage also makes it deer and rabbit resistant.
From Watler's Gardens
Allium 'Lavender Bubbles'
Common Name Ornamental Onion Plant Type Perennial Zone 4-8 Height 12-14" Spread: 20-22" Growth Habit Uprignt, Mounding Growth Rate Medium Bloom Time
Full Sun (>6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun
Low Water Needs
Average Water Needs
Poor Soil Quality
Average Soil Quality
Fertile Soil Quality
Tolerance Drought Tolerant Uses
Easy To Grow
Origin Not Native to North America Attracts