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Allium caesium
Common Name: Ornamental Onion Family: Alliaceae (The Onion Family)

Notes:
Allium caesium is a rare ornamental onion with large 4 inch wide spheres (double the size of the common A. caeruleum) with sky blue to milky royal blue spheres held on stems to about two feet tall. 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:
Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Native Habitat:
Deserts and dry fields of central Asia from 700-2000 metres.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourBlue
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height12-24" Bloom TimeLate Spring
Spread4-8" FragranceNo
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureDry Average Stem Colour
Hardiness4-8 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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