Allium schubertii Photo by NanEngelen
Image by NanEngelen

Allium schubertii

Allium aflatunense Purple Sensation
Image by NanEngelen

Purple Sensation Allium

Mount Everest Allium

Mount Everest Allium

Music Garlic
Image by Crystal Stewart

Music Garlic

Image by Crystal Stewart



Garlic, Alliums, and Shallot Sale

  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 30, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday, October 1, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Garlic, Alliums and Shallots! Oh My!

We will be taking online orders until September 22nd at 5pm. Curbside pick-up will be on Wednesday September 29th and Thursday September 30th from 9am-4pm and October 1st 9am-5:30pm at the back door of our office at 232 Plaza Road, Kingston.

We are offering Certified Organic Music Garlic and Shallots.

There will be three different varieties of ornamental flowering garlic or alliums.

Allium is Latin for garlic. The Flowering garlic are available in different colors and sizes and are rabbit-, rodent- and deer-resistant, and are seldom affected by disease. Adored by bees, butterflies and pollinators, alliums extend the spring flowering season with bold, dramatic color and statuesque garden architecture. They are also valuable cut and dried flowers. Allium require full sunlight although there are several varieties that can also thrive in partial sunlight.

Order Here! Garlic & Purple Sensation Alliums are in stock


Purple Sensation Allium        Five for $6.00 IN STOCK


One of the most cost-effective Allium, rabbit-, rodent- and deer-resistant Purple Sensation has 4"- to 5"-wide, violet-purple globes comprised of dozens of starry florets. Adored by bees, butterflies and pollinators, it has become a garden essential in borders, remarkable drifts and cut flower arrangements. Bulb size: 12 cm/up. May/June. HZ: 4-8. 24" to 30".

Schubertii Allium                  Five for $10.00 SOLD OUT


The Tumbleweed Onion. Circa 1896, this popular heirloom has incredibly huge, airy, 12"-wide umbels of up to 100 mallow-purple florets extended on outright creamy-mauve stems atop a straight, thick and sturdy stalk. When the bud first emerges from its papery sheath, A. schubertii looks like an upright, thick green paint brush. As the floret stems grow and lengthen, it begins to look like spidery fireworks. This is because the tiny flowers are borne on the ends of the floret stems that vary in length from 1/2" to 8" (and even longer). Long-lasting A. schubertii continues to look like garden fireworks as its flowers die back and knobby green seed pods develop. It is rabbit-, rodent- and deer-resistant, and adored by bees, butterflies and pollinators. It makes the most unusual and magnificent cut flower. Bulb size: 14 cm/up. May/June. HZ: 5-8. 16". 

 Mt. Everest Allium               Two for $9.00 SOLD OUT


Another dramatic Allium providing statuesque garden architecture and other-worldly allure, Mount Everest has tightly compacted, 6"-wide, bright snow-white globes comprised of up to 50 star-shaped florets with bright lime-green eyes (ovaries). Mount Everest matures into beautiful dried seed pod globes for an incredibly long show. It too is rabbit-, rodent- and deer-resistant and much loved by bees, butterflies and helpful pollinators. Bulb size: 20 cm/up. May/June. HZ: 5-8. 36".

Garlic and Shallots-Certified Organic

Music Garlic       ½ LB FOR $9.00


Music is a very popular selection derived from German Extra Hardy. It is prized for its jumbo cloves, long storage potential, and strong field performance in cold climates. Skins are very thick and tightly wrapped, with creamy white color. Expect 4–5 cloves per head. A stiff hardneck type.

Shallots      ½ lb for $5.00  SOLD OUT


Growing shallots can begin with small bulbs or cloves, planted like garlic, or you can try growing shallots as annuals by starting seeds indoors in late winter. Productive and carefree after they’re established, shallots require moist, fertile soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. 


Dona Crawford
Community Horticulture Program Coordinator
845-340-3990 ext. 335


CCE Ulster County
232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza)
Kingston, New York 12401

Last updated September 10, 2021