Bulbs forum: Need suggestions

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Mar 31, 2018 10:45 AM CST
I am looking for short or border alliums under 14 inches.
Any ideas ?
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Mar 31, 2018 1:29 PM CST
In my garden these are under 14 inches and all of them are perennial:


Pretty, pretty, pretty!


12- 18 inches according to the database, mine are shorter.


Short but with quite large blooms.


White variety.


Very hardy and good for naturalising.


Edible! Thumbs up


Common chives in case you do not grow these already... Edible of course. Also available with white blooms.


Has interesting, evergreen foliage. Needs well draining soil.


Both flowers and leaves are edible. (Not to be confused with Convallaria majalis/Lily of the Valley or Colchicum autumnale/False Autumn Crocus, which are both poisonous!!) Large patches will give off a strong garlic smell when dying down, so plant small groups if you want them close to where you like to sit in your garden. Likely to spread.




You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Mar 31, 2018 2:49 PM CST
Thanks Lili
I have grown the Turkish onion and think Iwill again, Molygenine already grows here.
I love Graceful beauty. That one is a for sure on my list.
Thanks again.
Name: Maggie
Calaveras County, CA (Zone 8a)
Region: California Winter Sowing Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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Faerygardener
Mar 31, 2018 7:53 PM CST
I've grown allium unifolium, it's delicate. It's a native for coastal regions here, so I can't tell you if it would spread. It doesn't in my dryer gardens.
Remember, it is dangerous to the environment and ILLEGAL in MANY states (CA is one) to mail plants/bulbs/cuttings in. Let’s all practice Do No Harm while we walk this earth and find other ways to connect to one another through gardening.
Name: felisa
bensenville, il (chicagoland a (Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Winter Sowing
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frahnzone5
Apr 11, 2018 6:38 AM CST
My favorites are Summer Beauty & Millenium. They might be a little taller than 14" maybe around 16" but they both have great foliage that lasts all summer plus a long bloom time in mid-summer. Definitely worth putting in your garden.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Apr 11, 2018 9:02 AM CST
felicia ,here are the alliums I ordered. Mostly for the front of the garden .
Graceful Beauty
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Unifolium



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Oeriofphlum

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Kavertienze (sp)
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