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Bulbs, Perennials > Allium > Allium senescens > Allium senescens subsp. glaucum

Allium senescens

ssp. glaucum





Origin:  Native to Europe and northern Asia.
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Genus
Allium
Species
senescens
Category
Bulbs, Perennials
Subspecies
glaucum
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 8
Canadian Hardiness Zone
5 - 9
RHS Hardiness Zone
H7
Height
15 - 30 cm
Spread
15 - 30 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
JulyAugust
Landscape
Rock gardens, border fronts, herb gardens and ground cover.
Cultivation
Full sun to partial-shade. Medium moisture but well-drained soil. Deer, drought and black walnut tolerate. Harvest stems when half of the umbels florets are in open bloom.
Shape
Bulbous and upright.
Growth
Medium
Leaf Description
Swirling and twisting.
Flower Description
Florets appear in globular clusters, 2 - 3 cm in diameter and will rise above the foliage in mid-summer. Typically blooms several weeks earlier than species plant.
Colour Description
The leaves are a bluish-grey and greyish-green colour. The flowers are a purplish-white colour.
Notable Specimens
The A.M. Cuddy Gardens, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada.
Propagation
Self seeding and division of clumps in early spring..
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