|Another year, another tentacle? |
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.
||yellow clusters (summer)
||prefers dry soil
||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
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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July 02, 2006