There is nothing more magical than colossal Allium emerging from the earth, puffing themselves up into planetoid spheres that hover over lower-growing perennials. Their presence creates a remarkable atmosphere, like fireworks, a parade and an Eat-Pray-Love moment wrapped into one. These long-lasting perennials are deer-, rabbit- and rodent-resistant and make excellent cut and dried flowers.
Butterflies and bees happily flit and bumble in grateful awe of Allium's floral largesse: each globe is made of hundreds of star-shaped florets with delicate filament-like stamen. After weeks of center stage presence, the dried form of the globes remain, like hauntingly beautiful garden sentries. What more could you ask of a bulb?