10/10/13 - 4:03pm
Beautiful and sturdy with a flair for the dramatic, alliums are a graceful way to add color and architectural dimension to your garden.
With large globes of tiny white, purple, yellow or blue flowers that rise from bulbs on slender green stems as high as 4 feet tall, they look like giant, fluffy lollipops — something Willy Wonka would have planted in the Chocolate Factory garden.
Most bloom in late spring or early summer, so they fill the gap between spring bulbs and summer perennials.
They’re also easy to grow, and resistant to deer and many other pests.