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Allium sphaerocephalon
Common Name: Drumstick Onion Family: Alliaceae (The Onion Family)

Allium sphaerocephalon
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Ornamental onions offer intriguing spherical or egg-shaped inflorescences comprised of hundreds of tiny flowers. Two inch wide oval flower heads, green in bud, slowly turn a deep maroon as they mature, giving a wonderful two-tone effect to the flower head. From western Europe. Available in spring as potted plants and in fall as dry bulbs.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Limestone rocks and fields in dry places.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourGreen 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread4-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureDry Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Alchemilla mollis
Lilium (Asiatic) "'Landini'"

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