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Allium flavum

Allium flavum
yellow onion
Allium flavum
Another year, another tentacle?

Common name yellow onion
Family alliaceae
Life cycle perennial bulb
Flowers yellow clusters (summer)
Size 12"
Light full sun
Cultural notes prefers dry soil
From seed germinates at room temperature (if low germination, a cold treatment may be beneficial)
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Among ornamental onions, this is hardly the showstopper species. It stays low and the flowers are modestly sized, which means it's best planted in clusters. Even so, it's a nifty plant, worth growing and showing off where it can be seen up close. I especially like how the flowerhead emerges from one side of the pouch - the plant makes an attractively slender, very vertical impression at that stage, then goes to a more moppy form when the flowerhead splays open.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Pot 65F (~100%G, 10-20d)

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