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Allium texanum

Allium texanum
Healthy clump of foliage on fifth-year plants

Common name Texas onion
Family alliaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers white
Size 15"
Light sun
From seed germinates readily at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Grows into a mound of blue-grey foliage, a little wider than it is tall, with umbels of white flowers held above the grassy leaves in late spring and early summer. It goes dormant in the heat of summer, to re-emerge in late autumn. At least, that's what the information I found online says. My plants don't go dormant in summer, and have yet (four years later) to produce any flowers, although they're quite robust and make a serviceable enough clump. I'll watch them for a while longer before I decide their fate.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: back fence border, foundation border, right fence border

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '19/'20 exchange. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (95%G, 7d)

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