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Allium stellatum - good pink
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.
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.
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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