These are spectacular members of the Onion family. Flowering in June and July, they are the last to bloom of all the spring bulbs. They come in a range of heights from 6" to 40" with flower colours of white, blue, silvery pink, plus several shades of mauve. Bloom size can run from humongous (1') to cozy (1"). Allium are very long-lived, spread rapidly and are not very appetite-appealing to deer, squirrels, and a few other nosey critters. The tall varieties are in full bloom at Peony time and look right at home when interplanted with them (or Eremurus). They love the sun and most are hardy to zone 3 (except where noted) with a reasonable bit of winter protection.