Allium-schubertii is a plant commonly known as the tumbleweed onion or the fireworks allium. It is a bulbous perennial that belongs to the family Amaryllidaceae.
The Allium-schubertii plant is known for its unique and eye-catching flower shape. The flower head consists of up to 100 star-shaped florets that radiate outwards in all directions, giving it a spherical appearance. The florets are typically pink-purple in colour and have prominent stamens that protrude outwards, resembling fireworks. The flowers bloom in late spring to early summer and can reach a diameter of about 30cm.
The plant itself grows to about 60cm in height with grass-like leaves that are long and narrow. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It can tolerate drought conditions and is relatively low-maintenance.
Allium schubertii is often used in flower arrangements and bouquets, adding a unique and dramatic touch. Its striking flower shape and vibrant colour make it a popular choice for garden beds, borders, and rock gardens.
Overall, Allium schubertii is a visually stunning plant that adds a touch of whimsy and beauty to any garden.
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