Common Name: Ornamental onion
The Latin translation of Allium means ‘Garlic’.
Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: A good architectural plant
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.08 m (8 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Pink, Lilac|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: June & July|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained
Dense globes of small star-shaped lilac-pink flowers on towering stems appear in summer above pale green leaves. This gorgeous ornamental onion - the tallest currently available - is perfect for providing vertical interest in a sunny border. Try it dotted in small groups among ornamental grasses or as part of a Mediterranean scheme.
Garden Care: Split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.
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