General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 6 inches to 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Other: Plant in the fall
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Apr 28, 2013 11:03 PM concerning plant:
    Taken from wikipedia's page at:

    "Allium is a monocot genus of flowering plants, informally referred to as the onion genus. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic.[1]

    Allium species are herbaceous perennials with flowers produced on scapes. They grow from solitary or clustered tunicate bulbs and many have an onion odor and taste. Plants are perennialized by bulbs that reform annually from the base of the old bulb, or are produced on the ends of rhizomes or, in a few species, at the ends of stolons. A small number of species have tuberous roots. The bulbs' outer coats are commonly brown or grey, with a smooth texture, and are fibrous, or with cellular reticulation. The inner coats of the bulbs are membranous.

    Many alliums have basal leaves that commonly wither away from the tips downward before or while the plants flower, but some species have persistent foliage. Plants produce from one to 12 leaves, most species having linear, channeled or flat leaf blades. The leaf blades are straight or variously coiled, but some species have broad leaves, including A. victorialis and A. tricoccum. The leaves are sessile, and very rarely narrowed into a petiole."

Plant Events from our members
piksihk On January 8, 2019 Seeds sown
MrsBinWY On July 18, 2021 Transplanted
On 7-18-2021, put the container contents in the back rain garden, north of Tulipa cretica.
MrsBinWY On July 3, 2021 Transplanted
2 between 3 Hellebores in back rain garden
MrsBinWY On June 12, 2021 Potted up
MrsBinWY On November 16, 2020 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On November 7, 2020 Seeds sown
8 seeds (all) from CBG's 2020 Crevice Garden in milk jug. Leave them at room temp for a few weeks and then move them outside.
MrsBinWY On May 10, 2020 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On January 3, 2020 Seeds sown
22 seeds (all) from Curt Gowdy (2019) in milk jug. Try 1 month warm, then cold if no germination. Moved outside on 2-2-20.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Misidentified allium photo by growitall Mar 21, 2014 10:53 PM 1
Mis-ID by AntMan01 Apr 3, 2018 2:43 PM 0
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