Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
On Jan 5, 2011, gardeningfun from Harpersfield, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:
We loved this plant! It is so unique and everyone wants to know what it is! It's my teenagers favorite! Planted 3 and got all 3 to come up. I read that you shouldn't get water directly in the stem or down it. Also, don't water it too much. Allium's don't like a lot of water. It is shorter than I thought it would be, but basketball size. Definitely stands out.
On Jul 25, 2009, quasymoto from Bloomfield, IA (Zone 5b) wrote:
I saw this on Ebay and had to get it.
this is the first year that it bloomed and what a show. everyone that see's this in person is wowed and asks "what is that?" even my granddaughter at the age of three was walking around looking at all my flowers and when she came up on this she stopped in her tracks and exclaimed 'Wow, Nana Look. Pretty!" That's the look I was going for! With my other alliums I am very happy.
On Nov 12, 2006, Biker1 from McLean, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
These are real eye-catchers in the garden. They are multi-purpose. They look like big splashes of exploding fireworks. Then, they dry beautifully if you simply leave them in the garden after they bloom. You can let them be items of interest as they roll around in the flower bed. Then, you can bring them in, tie tread around the stem, and hand them from the ceiling as mobiles! An amazing bulb. Lots of fun.
On Jul 21, 2003, mariajose from Lafayette, IN (Zone 5a) wrote:
Fantastic, beautiful pink fireworks - Very striking and rather alien-looking. All the neighbors wanted to know what it was. Bloom develops seed pods averaging three seeds per pod. I will be testing these over the next year. This plant would make a great gift. Survived it's first winter (a harsh one) in -20 degree (max). I am a good gardener, but I believe almost anyone would have great success with this lovely curiosity.
Plant 1.5 - 2 feet apart minimum. The blooms are huge.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, , California Dacula, Georgia Divernon, Illinois Northfield, Illinois Lafayette, Indiana Bloomfield, Iowa Boone, Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa Pacific Junction, Iowa Orrs Island, Maine Upton, Massachusetts East Tawas, Michigan Brewster, Minnesota Madison, Mississippi Roswell, New Mexico Clinton Corners, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina Cleveland, Ohio Coshocton, Ohio Geneva, Ohio Midwest City, Oklahoma Halfway House, Pennsylvania Laflin, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Memphis, Tennessee Austin, Texas Houston, Texas Plano, Texas Scenic Oaks, Texas Leesburg, Virginia Mc Lean, Virginia Kalama, Washington Seattle, Washington