Purple Rain Allium

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10005623

The Purple Rain Allium (Allium 'Purple Rain') is a brilliant and bright purple selection of Ornamental Onion! Unlike the stinky edible kinds, Flowering Onions won't make your eyes water! Their brilliant blooms look like fireworks atop their tall slender stems.

Not only are Allium fantastic nectar-rich blooms for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, but Purple Rain lends unique spiky texture and vibrant color to your spring garden beds, containers, and floral bouquets! Carrying an easy-going informal and structural formal look as well as adding drama and whimsy anywhere they're planted!

Also known as the Star of Persia, Alliums appear in mid-late spring from among dense clumps of grassy foliage that carry the family oniony smell. As unique and textural in the garden, these are incredible blossoms for focal points in mixed containers, as solitary grouped specimens, or as the feature in a grand bouquet!

Planting and Application:

Purple Rain Allium wants to make you laugh and feel joy in the landscape with its fun and whimsical blooms! Allium is an absolute must for Children's Gardens, Cottage borders, or Rock gardens, and even perennial gardens and mixed shrub borders can gain unique pops of color when interspersed throughout these gardens!

Create incredible container gardens with these wide-spreading fillers, even a window box or planter will become fanciful with these additions! Any sunny patio planter, balcony, or terrace garden becomes something fanciful! Allium looks fantastic as a designer addition to garden borders, especially when used in long, uniform rows or groupings to dramatically highlight these intriguing blossoms!

  • Large Round Brilliant Purple Blooms Packed With Small Florets
  • Bright Green Onion Like Foliage
  • Summer Flowering Ornamental Onion
  • Pollinator & Amazing Cut Flowers
  • Great in Containers, Back Border, Vertical Interest & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

You'll have the most blooms in full sun when grown in cooler climates and appreciating partial shade (afternoon shade) in hot climates, any rich, well-drained soil is perfect for Allium. Fall-planted bulbs need 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. Despite being a member of the Onion family, there is no Onion smell unless the foliage is broken or crushed. Deadhead to remove spent blooms or try this trick - spray paint the dried seed heads any color you choose for unique garden décor for the rest of the summer and fall!

  • Full Sun For Strongest Growth
  • Well-Drained Soil Of Any Kind
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Deadhead After Flowers Fade & Prune Mounds After Leaves Yellow
  • Squirrels, Rodents & Deer Seldom Bother These Plants

For an Allium that won't cause you any sorrow or pain, order the Purple Rain Allium from Nature Hills today! Your quality bulbs will ship to you at the perfect fall planting time for 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.

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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

Purple Rain Allium Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Allium 'Purple Rain'
Type Annual
Mature Height 35 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 12 inches