If you love to grow flowers in your yard, chances are you’ve seen alliums. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ll probably recognize this gorgeous, show-stoping bulb. Some varieties boast huge, 6-inch mounds of colorful blooms on a single stalk. And if you have trouble with animals eating your flowers, most of them won’t touch these. Why? Because they are actually flowering onions, and they simply don’t like the taste. Cool huh? If you want to grow stunning, animal-resistant flowers, look no further than alliums. Here’s how to grow them.
1. Pick Your Variety & Source
Always go to a reliable source for bulbs or flowers of any kind. And if you want constant blooms, look for several varieties that bloom at different times. Most allium varieties are hardy in zones 3-9, and they usually look better when planted in groups.