Make your garden glow with Red Mohican Allium. These unique flowers bloom in late spring and continue to flower through early summer. Each large, cone shaped flower head is made up of masses of burgundy florets, the ends of which blossom into a tiny white flower. Sturdy 36- to 40-inch tall stems support the perennial alliums' magnificent blooms, and an alluring fragrance attracts butterflies.
To ensure that your Red Mohican alliums thrive, plant them in the fall. Bury your allium flower bulbs in groups about 6 inches deep and 4 to 6 inches apart in well-drained clay, loamy or sandy soil. They require plenty of sun and should be planted in an area that will receive consistent sunlight throughout the day. Allium amethystinus 'Red Mohican' is hardy in zones 4 through 9 and deters numerous pests, such as rabbits and squirrels.
The Dutch alliums' distinct appearance and wonderful fragrance will make them one of the stars of your garden. Consider planting your alliums in back borders where they will not be shaded by other plants, or in open, sun-drenched beds. They are well-suited to cut flower bouquets and will last for up to three weeks in a vase. Consider drying your flowers and keeping them around for months to come. Burn brightly this season with the Red Mohican Allium.