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Allium stellatum

 
Common name prairie onion
Family alliaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-8)
Flowers pink (summer)
Size 12-18"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes drought-tolerant

Flat, narrow grass-like leaves, tiny star-flowers in rounded clusters. Primary difference with A. cernuum is the lack of tendency for the umbel to nod.

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-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '10/'11 exchange. Baggy 70F (5w; 47%G, 11-29d) - 35F (8w) - 70F (42%G, 3d). Seeds sprouted after cold stage fared much better as seedlings.


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