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Allium hyalinum

 
Allium hyalinum

Common name glassy onion
Family alliaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white or pink (summer)
Size 20"
Light sun
From seed easy, germinates at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

California wildflower. Its common name derives from its petals, which become transparent as the flowers, which start out white or pink, age. I didn't know if they'd be hardy here, but so far they've made it through one winter. Interestingly, each of last year's plants has formed a fuzzy surface bulb with regrowth emerging from two sides.

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

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F (71%G, 5-9d)


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