AntMan01 said:Your dwarf swirling gray-leaf plant is specifically, Allium senescens "glaucum" of Hort. (plant existing in Horticulture), the true Allium senescens ssp. glaucum is an Asian plant that is tall growing. Follow my comment link below, in that response I give photo links from a Russian Flora showing the TRUE plant, verified by the taxonomist that published this subspecies combination in 1987.
Mark, you may be interested in this article just published by the same author:
"Molecular markers presented clear evidence that A. senescens subsp. glaucum is in the strict sense only distantly related to A. senescens and should be accepted at species rank. As the binomen A. glaucum refers to the A. schoenoprasum alliance, the name A. baicalense must be applied."
These taxonomists create as much of a quagmire as they do any enlightenment).
It's called "job security".