ADVANCE SALE - SHIPS SEPTEMBER 2019 Ships As: Perennial Bareroot #1 Grade Beautiful perennial brings life to a garden with its beautiful bubble-shaped flowers. Dark dusty purple flower globes are produced above attractive glaucous blue-green foliage. The leaf blades twist and curl to provide additional interest. Compared to the popular 'Millenium', 'Lavender Bubbles' blooms later and is a darker shade of purple. Like other Allium, 'Lavender Bubbles' is carefree, easy to grow, and deer and rabbit resistant.
Height: 12-14 Inches Spread: 20-22 Inches Flower Color: Dark Purple shades Foliage Color: Green shades Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8 Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) Wet or dry?: Low water needs Average water needs Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant How fast should it grow?: Medium When should it bloom?: Mid-Late Summer How's your soil?: Average Soil ATTRIBUTES: Border plants Container Cut flower or foliage Dried flower or seed heads Drought Tolerant Fragrant flowers or foliage Easy to grow HOMEOWNER GROWING & MAINTENANCE TIPS: Allium is easy to grow in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. It will tolerate periods of drought relatively well. This plant does set viable seed, so you can remove the spent flowers if you do not want it to reseed. Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
What is a Bareroot, Plant Plug or Potted Plant
A bare root is the root of a plant in a dormant state, and depending on the species, will have eyes or sprouts. It is a plant that is sold with the roots exposed, rather than potted in soil. Bare roots are healthy and usually grow quickly depending on the species. A plant plug is the general term for seedlings or rooted cuttings that have been started in trays of individual cells. Plant plugs have healthy root systems and can be dormant or breaking dormancy. Plugs and bare roots are the most economical way to purchase perennial plants. A potted plant is one that is usually in a 4-6 pot and is well on its way to growing. We rarely offer larger potted plants but those we do offer are those that need a head start, like hydrangeas or other bush-type plants because of their longer growth time.
Our Commitment to You On Quality:
Vermont Wildflower Farm has a strong commitment
to provide only the most healthy, vigorous stock to our customers. We are committed to only offering plants that our customers will be successful with. We have built our reputation by offering a wide variety of items to choose from, only the finest quality and we stand firmly behind our product. We offer superior customer service and we, like you, are gardener's too, so we won't sell you anything that does not meet our high standards and that we would not plant ourselves. In fact, all of our products are planted at our homes and our business. If something does not meet your expectations or does not grow, just call or e-mail us so we can assist you. We are also available 7 days a week to offer advice, answer questions or help you plan your gardens. Your success is our success! Arrival of Your Shipment
If you are unable to plant right away, we suggest the following: Store your bare root or plug perennials for a short time at a temperature between 35 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit. A cool basement is perfect. Open the boxes for good air circulation to discourage surface mold growth. (surface mold is not harmful to firm and otherwise healthy looking roots and can be rinsed away prior to planting) Plant as soon as you can. (Do not over water your perennials.) Leave your bare roots in their package. If you notice the contents becoming dry, moisten with a spray bottle but do not soak the bag and packing material/soil. Make sure you choose the right spot for your plant. Plant according to tag instructions. Make sure you follow moisture requirements for your new perennials. Make sure when planting your bare root perennials that they are planted in the proper direction (root ball at the bottom). Some don't care but others do! As always, if you have any questions, please just shoot us an e-mail or call us toll-free and one of our experts will be happy to answer your questions!
BILLING FOR ADVANCE SALES
Your online order for bulbs/bareroots/perennials etc. will be charged to your credit card including shipping at the time of placing the order (advance sale) and the bulbs and/or perennials, bare roots will ship according to the shipping schedule on the guide pages. This is standard practice in the mail-order bulb business. It not only allows us to accurately project inventory but allows us to offer you huge discounts for pre-ordering. We fully guarantee all flower bulbs and perennial plants/bareroots under the same terms as our seed products.