The Purple Sensation allium (Allium aflatuence ‘Purple Sensation’) bulbs I planted last fall are starting to bloom. They are a bit shorter than the package promised–maybe 24 to 30 inches high compared to 44 or more. It’s likely they will grow taller in future seasons. They seem to like the spot where I placed them. All of the 32 bulbs planted came up. I love the way they open up with the purple petals emerging from the tight flowerhead (right), and then bursting into a fireworks-like circle.