Ambassador Allium

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SKU
10005616

So round! So firm! So fully packed! The gorgeous purple Ambassador Allium (Allium 'Ambassador') is here to make a statement in your spring landscape! Standing up and standing out, Ambassador will become the prime representative for your bees and butterflies and the occasional early-arriving hummingbird!

Roll out the stately welcome the late spring to early summer flowers with these perfectly round, heavily saturated clusters of starry blooms! Standing tall - nearly 3-4 feet tall - the sturdy stems hold the tightly packed florets aloft for everyone's enjoyment! Backed by an upright clump of grassy, hollow foliage that tips its hat to the Alliums onion family relations. While the leaves do carry the oniony scent, the blooms don't!

Gradually spreading into larger and larger clumps from year to year, these perennial flowering bulbs create small colonies of incredible blooms! Cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8, Ambassador is fast growing and has very few pests or disease issues! In fact, Allium are incredibly low-maintenance high-profile accents!

Planting and Application:

Ambassador Alliums blooms add color for several weeks and are perfect punctuation marks for the landscape! For formal plantings, Alliums are amenable to more structured and with architectural stature. Plant evenly distributed clumps in front of a backdrop of evergreens or in rows along your paths and walkways! Ambassador adds a reserved, yet showy and ceremonial focal point as a back border or as an accent for architectural interest.

Once the blooms fade, its spunky seedhead remains. Create a fun garden by spray painting these seed heads in colorful paint to create unique garden 'art'! Plus Ambassador Allium is an absolute must for Rock gardens, Cottage gardens, or gardens where children play and learn. Make a statement by lining the path to your door with Alliums, your guests will feel like they entered a fantasy land! Allium are of course one-of-a-kind floral bouquet specimens! They also make a perfect purple focal point when planted as a middle border or in a cottage garden!

Create incredible container gardens with these vertical thrillers, even a window box or planter will become fanciful with these additions! Any sunny patio planter, balcony, or terrace garden becomes something magical!

  • Large Perfectly Round Purple Blooms - Packed With Florets
  • Hollow Stems & Upright Green Foliage
  • Bee & Butterfly Friendly & Nectar Rich Resource
  • Outstanding Cut Flower Arrangement Accents
  • Bold Architectural Specimens, Back of the Border, Formal & Funky

#ProPlantTips for Care:

These showy and fun Alliums reach their full potential in full sun and fast-draining soil. Fall-planted bulbs need well-drained soil with moderate moisture needs. Any soil type is suitable so long as it is not soggy and add bulb fertilizer to each hole for best results. Their blooms last for weeks and they naturalize and spread over time unless you deadhead after the flowers fade. Deadhead after flowers fade, but let the leaves remain so they can make food for the bulb and next year's flowers! Once the foliage yellows in the summer or fall, you can then prune it to the ground.

  • Full Sun For Strongest Growth
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Deadhead After Flowers Fade & Prune Mounds After Leaves Yellow
  • Deer Seldom Bother Them

Ambassador Allium is here to promote your garden and make it stand out among the others on the block! Hurry and order these large, high-quality bulbs from Nature Hills today and we'll ship them to your doorstep at the proper fall-planting time in your growing zone!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Ambassador Allium Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Allium 'Ambassador'
Mature Height 36 - 48 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Spacing 6 inches