PLANTS OF THE WEEK
40% Off 'Serendipity' Ornamental Onion (Allium)  
PLANTS OF THE WEEK
40% Off 'Serendipity'
Ornamental Onion (Allium)
This class of ornamental onions has skyrocketed in popularity since 2018. Award Winning ‘Serendipity’ displays a non-spreading, mounded blue-green foliage coupled with playful purple ball-shaped blossoms from mid to late summer. They add the perfect touch of whimsy to your gardens and cut flower arrangements! This perennial thrives in full sun to part sun in zones 4-8 and requires no special treatment to thrive. Unlike bulb-type alliums, this perennial produces many flowers per plant and becomes denser with more blooms each year.

It is rare to walk by ‘Serendipity’ ornamental onion in bloom on a sunny summer day and not find several pollinating bees, butterflies or moths enjoying its nectar. This plant is an absolute pollinator magnet! Its cheerful rosy purple flowers stand like a bouquet of lollipops for our pollinator friends to enjoy.

Though they are grown more for their good looks, they are also edible with a milder flavor than herbal chives. Allium flowers tend to have a stronger flavor than the leaves. The flowers can be used to flavor oils for dipping or drizzling over pasta. The leaves can be chopped and sprinkled over baked potatoes, salads or pizza.

Not everyone is a fan of eating onions, however, and that definitely includes deer and rabbits, that tend steer clear of ‘Serendipity’!

Award Winner ▪ Fragrant Flower & Foliage ▪ Drought Tolerant

Attracts: Bees & Butterflies
Resists: Deer & Rabbits

Plant Type: Perennial
Height Category: Medium
Garden Height: 15 - 20 Inches
Spread: 10 - 15 Inches
Habit: Upright
Container Role: Thriller


Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Bloom Time: Mid Summer to Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: Average
This class of ornamental onions has skyrocketed in popularity since 2018. Award Winning ‘Serendipity’ displays a non-spreading, mounded blue-green foliage coupled with playful purple ball-shaped blossoms from mid to late summer. They add the perfect touch of whimsy to your gardens and cut flower arrangements! This perennial thrives in full sun to part sun in zones 4-8 and requires no special treatment to thrive. Unlike bulb-type alliums, this perennial produces many flowers per plant and becomes denser with more blooms each year.

It is rare to walk by ‘Serendipity’ ornamental onion in bloom on a sunny summer day and not find several pollinating bees, butterflies or moths enjoying its nectar. This plant is an absolute pollinator magnet! Its cheerful rosy purple flowers stand like a bouquet of lollipops for our pollinator friends to enjoy.

Though they are grown more for their good looks, they are also edible with a milder flavor than herbal chives. Allium flowers tend to have a stronger flavor than the leaves. The flowers can be used to flavor oils for dipping or drizzling over pasta. The leaves can be chopped and sprinkled over baked potatoes, salads or pizza.

Not everyone is a fan of eating onions, however, and that definitely includes deer and rabbits, that tend steer clear of ‘Serendipity’!
PERFECT PAIRINGS
30% Off 'Cat's Pajamas' Catmint (Nepeta)  

A reliable long-lived perennial, 'Cat's Pajamas' Catmint (Nepeta) is a member of the mint family and a Perfect Pairing for 'Serendipity' Ornamental Onion (Allium). It boasts indigo-blue flowers that are produced all the way from the soil to the tips, providing an intense splash of color all summer. Rosy purple calyxes extend the color when the blooms are past their peak.

Its mounded habit makes it the perfect filler in containers or the landscape. This fragrant plant is heat and drought once established, attracts pollinators, and resists deer and rabbits. Bloom occurs from late spring into fall, with the small tubular flowers attracting hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and other insect pollinators.

Hardy in USDA zones 3-8, plants are virtually pest and disease-free, while the mint-like scent repels deer and rabbits.
 

▪ 12-14 inches tall and 18-20 inches wide at maturity
▪ Grow in zones 3-8
▪ Plant in full sun (6+ hours daily)


Care: Prune away any remaining old foliage in early spring. Fertilize every spring with Proven Winners Continuous Release Plant Food.
PERFECT PAIRINGS
30% Off 'Cat's Pajamas' Catmint (Nepeta)
A reliable long-lived perennial, 'Cat's Pajamas' Catmint (Nepeta) is a member of the mint family and a Perfect Pairing for 'Serendipity' Ornamental Onion (Allium). It boasts indigo-blue flowers that are produced all the way from the soil to the tips, providing an intense splash of color all summer. Rosy purple calyxes extend the color when the blooms are past their peak.

Its mounded habit makes it the perfect filler in containers or the landscape. This fragrant plant is heat and drought once established, attracts pollinators, and resists deer and rabbits. Bloom occurs from late spring into fall, with the small tubular flowers attracting hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and other insect pollinators.

Hardy in USDA zones 3-8, plants are virtually pest and disease-free, while the mint-like scent repels deer and rabbits.

▪ 12-14" tall and 18-20" wide at maturity
▪ Plant in full sun (6+ hours daily)