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Allium ampeloprasum, wild leek, is where leeks, elephant garlic, and pearl onions come from. It can bloom at 6 feet high!
Allium amplectens 'Graceful Beauty' has pure white flowers with purple anthers forming heads about 3 inches across.
Allium atropurpureum has many star shaped, warm purple florets held in upward facing half domes about the size of a tennis ball.
Allium 'Red Eye'/'Silver Spring' has tight heads of fragrant, white, star-like flowers with dark purple ovaries surrounded by a flush of pink.
Allium beesianum is a rare species from China with blue, nodding umbels above grass-like foliage.
Allium 'Rosy Dream' produces distinctive, fuzzy, lavender pink (rather than purple or white) spherical flower heads on stems about 12-18 inches high.
Allium cernuum is a light pink nodding onion native to BC that is extremely hardy, edible, and deer resistant.
Allium cernuum 'White Dwarf' is a compact form of the BC native with exquisite, pure white flowers on shyly nodding heads to 8-10 in. high.
Allium cernuum 'White Master' is a taller, white form of the B.C. native with exquisite, nodding flowers.
Allium chloranthum is a rare species from Lebanon and southern Turkey with open flower heads like exploding fireworks of yellow to greenish yellow.
Allium cristophii looks like a firework of tiny lavender pink flowers exploding in heads up to 15 inches wide!
Allium cyaneum forms clumps of violet blue, pendant shaped flowers above fine foliage in June and July.
Allium cyathophorum var. farreri resembles our native A. cernuum but with darker, rose pink to purplish pink flowers.
Allium flavum has open flower heads like exploding bright yellow fireworks.
Allium giganteum has huge, tightly formed, round, softball-sized inflorescences comprised of small lilac purple florets on tall stems.
Allium hirtifolium var. album is a four foot tall species with spheres of white.
Allium maximowiczii is an ornamental onion that somewhat resembles a tall chives but with silver-blue leaves resembling blue fescue.
Allium nevskianum is a rare species with large pink flowers atop pairs of blue leaves.
Allium rosenbachianum is an early-blooming large globe ornamental onion with four inch wide, dark violet spheres on three foot stems.
Allium sativum 'Bogatyr' is a purple stripe hardneck garlic. It has a strong, fiery, long lasting heat and is one of the hottest hardneck garlics.
Allium sativum 'Chesnock Red' is a purple stripe hardneck garlic. It is an award-winning variety with a full, rich garlic flavour and a mellow aftertaste.
Allium sativum 'Metechi' is an heirloom garlic that is one of the best for production producing huge bulbs with a spicy, hot flavour.
Allium sativum 'Mexican Purple' is a purple stripe hardneck garlic that is very spicy hot when raw and mild and delicious when baked.
Allium sativum 'Yugoslavian' is a porcelain type garlic with great flavour fresh or baked. It has excellent storing potential.
Allium schoenoprasum 'Curly Mauve' offers a more ornamental take on the garden chive with curly, blue-grey leaves and silver-pink flowers.