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Allium stellatum - good pink form    copyright  2000 Mark McDonough Allium stellatum - late deep pink form    copyright  2000 Mark McDonough

Allium stellatum - good pink
Allium stellatum comes in a variety
of forms, all of which are showy in
bloom. This species flowers in late
summer, from Jul - Oct, depending
on the form grown. (large photo)

Click on the following link to see a
gallery of A. stellatum x nutans
images, a putative hybrid.

Allium stellatum - late, deep pink form
This excellent form of Allium stellatum flowers in August,
September, and into October, valued for it's late flowering and
rick pink blossoms.  A widespread prairie plant from Canada,
throughout much of the midwest, and south to Mexico, this fine
American species is easy and carefree to grow.  Having such
a wide geographical distribution, the species is highly variable
and should be sought after and grown from seed repeatedly
in order to get different forms.


Allium cernuum - mixed forms    copyright  2000 Mark McDonough Allium cernuum - deep rose form    copyright  2000 Mark McDonough
Allium cernuum
mixed late-flowering forms

The widespread Nodding Onion can be found in
innumerable forms, varying both in flower color
and the disposition of the umbel an florets. The
forms typically encountered in cultivation flower
in early summer, June -July.  All those shown
here are mid-summer bloomers, flowering July
to August.  The pure white types are my favorite.
Allium cernuum
deep rose purple form

My favorite form of Nodding Onion that I've
grown over many years, is this deep rose
purple one. It blooms in June, with these
striking candelabra umbels of waxy bells,
suspended on thick, blackish pedicels. The
stems reach 16"-18" (40 - 45 cm).  Easy,
drought resistant plant.  Self sows readily.



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