(Ornamental onion)

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What you need to know as a florist about the Allium

  • Colourful splendour

    The Allium is available in different colours. The most common colours are purple, pink and white.

  • Stylish applications

    The Allium belongs to the onion family and is known for its striking spherical flower heads consisting of many small flowers.

  • Symbolic meaning

    The Allium symbolises elegance, sophistication and beauty.

All about the Allium

These bulbous ornamental onions are all to be seen! From tiny to mega-sized, from pure white to deep dark purple: Alliums come in many different varieties. And they are all fun to work with. The diva among Alliums is Allium schubertii. With its spiky flower, it attracts all attention. You can also dry these beautifully: then they look like stars, great for Christmas! Allium is a bulbous plant


Did you know that the name Allium goes back to the time of the Romans? Allium means onion or garlic. The Allium (ornamental onion) is therefore related to the household onion, chives, garlic, wild garlic and leeks.

Sales inspiration for the florist

The Allium is a beautiful flower often used in Father's Day bouquets and other floral arrangements. You can find more inspiration here.

Sales advice for the florist

In-store sales advice for Allium

There are several techniques you can apply to the Allium. Think of making arrangements, a bouquet, a mono-bouquet or drying.





When choosing the right bouquet, it is important to consider the meaning of the Allium. Ideal for special occasions. Read the meaning of the flower under 'Product information'.

Give care tips

Give advice on caring for Allium, so the customer knows how to keep the flowers fresh for as long as possible. Read the care tips under 'Care' for the best advice.

Inspiring stories from growers, florists and experts

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