Allium senescens ssp. glaucum
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The striking feature of the ornamental German onion is blue-green to gray-green leaves that distinctively swirl and twist, followed by an abundance of pink to purple spherical flowers in midsummer. Attractive to bees, butterflies, & hummingbirds, but not to deer!
Plant Type: bulb
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 10
Flower Color: pink
Sun/Light Exposure: best in full sun, but tolerates light to open shade
Water Requirements: drought tolerant
Seasonal Interest: swirling, glaucous blue-green foliage with midsummer flowers
Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies, hummingbirds
- Culture Notes
- Plant this bulb in full sun for best growth and flowering, although it will tolerate light to open shade. The soil should be well-drained and sandy soils are fine. Drought tolerant once established.