Ornamental Onion

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Allium tanguticum cv. Summer Beauty
Common Name: Ornamental Onion
Type: Bulb
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Time: July to August
Height: 18-24 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning shade with afternoon sun, Morning sun with afternoon shade
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought
Flower Color: Pink
Wildlife: Butterflies, Pollinators
Special Characteristics:
  • Herbaceous allium/onion
  • Leaves and flowers are edible
  • Soft pale pink flowers with glossy dark green foliage
  • Flowers are sterile so it will not self-seed
  • In fall, foliage turns yellow contrasting the reddish flower stems
  • Leave up for winter interest
  • Deer, rabbit and general pest tolerant
Potential Diseases: Powdery mildew, Leaf spot, Rust,