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Allium falcifolium
Common Name: Scytheleaf Onion Family: Alliaceae (The Onion Family)

Allium falcifolium is an intriguing and rare west coast native onion with unique, curved, blade or scythe-like leaves followed by loose heads of magenta-red flowers. Great for the front of the border or rock gardens. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Heavy, rocky soils, especially serpentine soils, in northern California and southern Oregon.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourMagenta
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height4-8" Bloom TimeSummer
Spread4-8" FragranceNo
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureDry Average Stem Colour
Hardiness5-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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