Ornamental onion

Allium senescens

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Devroomen
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Ornamental onion (Allium senescens)
AL-ee-um sen-ESS-senz
Genus:  Allium
This plant has thin, strap-like foliage that tends to twist. It produces up to 30 long-lasting, 12- to 40-inch-tall pink or lilac flowers in mid- to late summer.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Attractive to hummingbirds.
Care:  Provide full sun to part shade and most any well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Sow seed in spring in containers or in situ. Divide clump-forming plants in spring.
Problems:  Bulb rot in damp conditions. Onion fly and thrips.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Flowers
Bloom Time
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Bulbs

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