This bulbous perennial produces ribbed stems and strap-shaped, gray-green basal leaves that decline as its flowers form. In early summer, it bears umbels that are 10 to 12 inches in diameter, and contain up to 100 star-shaped fuchsia flowers with a metallic sheen.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsFlowerheads dry well.
CareProvide full sun and humusy, well-drained soil.
PropagationFrom seed in spring. Remove offsets in autumn.
ProblemsSoil-borne fungi may cause bulb rots in damp conditions. White rot, mildew, rust, smut, and various fungal leaf spots. Susceptible to onion fly and thrips.
- Genus : Allium
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
- Plant Type : Bulbs
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
- Light : Full Sun
- Flower Color : Pink
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest