Ornamental Onion (Allium 'Forelock')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 2 to 2.50 feet
Plant Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Russet
Other: Chocolate to maroon-purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects


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Posted by ge1836 (Pittsford NY - Zone 6a) on Nov 23, 2012 10:33 AM

I have been looking at Google regarding this Allium.
I found only one website with the correct height. They are really tall. Mine reached 57 inches.

After one year I have to say I am disappointed in this plant. In my garden it emerges early and forms a twisted stem. The plants are very tall and need staking.
The bloom is unusual, but the plant is a problem here.
I plan to dig the bulbs and move them to the "ghetto" part of the garden to see if they change.

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