Nearly all year round interest plant for its fresh green and glossy foliage, mid summer soft pink flower and dried nodding flowers in late fall and winter. Gold Medal Award from Pennsylvania Horticultural Society!
Usually 12" tall x 18" wide (but in rich soils up to 18" x 24"), 2" round globes of small flowers in July and August. Leaves are very ornamental for the whole growing season, without any foliar diseases.
Full sun, half sun are the best, but it tolerates some shade during the day too. Adaptable perennial - average soil, drained soil, loam, clay, shallow soil, with medium moisture to dry.
Sterile cultivar of non native Allium, introduced by famous plantman Roy Diblik from Northwind Perennial Farm in Wisconsin
Hardy in zones 4 to 9, deer and rabbit resistant. Pollinator friendly (bees, butterflies, other insects), but another ornamental onion - Allium 'Millenium' is even better and true pollinator magnet.
Excellent for front of sunny border, containers, pollinator gardens or cut gardens. It is safe and doesn't selfseed! Can be combined with many perennials - Asclepias tuberosa, Echinacea, Rudbeckia, shorter Monarda, grasses like Eragrostis, Sporobolus, Muhlenbergia, Schizachyrium scoparium. Best planted in smaller groups (3 to 5 pieces) to masses. In time forms dense groundcovering coverage.
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Pot size : square 3.5" x 5" deep pot