Don't be fooled by the name - this allium hails not from the Southeastern U.S., but from the Himalayas. Its leaves are fleshy and waxy, with small drumstick-type flowerheads in pink. According to some reports, it's a finnicky and variable species, failing to flower many years. I guess I'll find out for myself soon - at least it was easy to start from seed.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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- Seed from NARGS '09/'10 exchange. Baggy 70F (65%G, 5-7d)
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March 28, 2010