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Allium aflatunense

 
Allium aflatunense
Persian onion

Common name Persian onion
Family alliaceae
Life cycle perennial bulb (Z5-9)
Flowers purple clusters, early summer
Size 18"
Light full sun- part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed easy, germinate at room temperature. stay small in first year, bloom second year, and more strongly in following years.
Seed ripenslate August

Purple-pink drumsticks atop strappy foliage from June into summer. For some reason, ours never get as full and round as some of the pictures I've seen - maybe because they get only part-day sun.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: driveway bed, side garden, back yard island, sale plot

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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