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ALLIUM 'Lucy Ball'
Lucy Ball Ornamental Onion, Ornamental Onion
This attractive hybrid allium decorates the late spring to early summer garden with dense spheres of rich rosy-purple flowers. The rounded flowerheads are composed of many small, starry, individual florets, and are approximately 6 inches (15 centimeters) in diameter. They are borne on tall, strong stems which rise above strappy, green basal leaves that emerge in spring and fade as the plants bloom.
In autumn, plant the bulbs of ‘Lucy Ball’ in fertile, well-drained soil at a depth of two to three times their diameter. Full sun is essential for best flowering, and drier summer soil conditions are preferable. Plant singly or in small groups among the foliage of other plants in order to mask the dying foliage at the base of the stems. Lift and divide the bulbs only if they become crowded.
Give this dramatic perennial a starring role in the mixed border or rock garden, or use it to dress up the vegetable garden. Bulbous alliums such as this are wonderful combined with other late spring to early summer bloomers such as Siberian iris, roses, and meadow sage. They also make excellent, long-lasting cut flowers, and add punch to both fresh and dried flower arrangements.
9 - 5
5 - 9
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
9"-12" / 22.9cm - 30.5cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Cutflower, Mixed Border
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