Open umbels - 2 held here together, again apologizing for

Open umbels - 2 held here together, again apologizing for "the hand" though providing a size contrast it's a hog of a spotlight seeking ego...

Allium neriniflorum

Twisted-leaf Onion

Plant Type:

BULBS

Allium neriniflorum (syn. Caloscordum neriniflorum) - This bulb is a little charmer. From a relatively large bulb comes a small accompaniment of grassy leaves with summer flowering. Flowers from this seed source are an intense violet-purple radiating from the main stem on airy umbels. As flowers age they lighten in color. It originates in Mongolia Zabaykalsky Krai, Siberia, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning according to to Wikipedia... some of these regions I've never know existed; fascinating this planet of ours. It is tolerant of average garden soils, sandy, scrabbled but will tolerate wet meadows as well as banks. Twisted-leaf Onion... nuthin' twisted 'bout it; like I said earlier: it's a charmer. Full sun. Perfect in the rockery. Established bulb, flowering size from seed or offset.


Height:

6-10 in

Colors:

Purple Red
Item Description Price  
ALLNER Allium neriniflorum (2.5 inch Square Extra Deep – 9.5 fluid ounces / 280 ml.) $12.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Allium neriniflorum

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Rock Garden
  • Border
  • Grouping
  • Natural Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Bank
  • Trough

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil

  • Sandy
  • Adaptable
  • Draining
  • Average
  • Scrabbled

Origins

  • China
  • Mongolia
  • Siberia

Propagated By

  • By Seed / Potted
  • Offset