Allium cyaneum forms clumps of violet blue, pendant shaped flowers above fine foliage in June and July.
Allium cyaneum is a wonderful small species from China. It forms violet blue, open or pendant shaped flowers with long stamens above fine foliage in June and July. Unusual, hardy and easy to grow, it spreads by short rhizomes to form a clump. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions.
Common Name: Ornamental Onion
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Blue
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Mountain steppe zones. With rare exception, Alliums are native to the Northern hemisphere, particularly in Asia and the eastern Mediterranean. Most enjoy sun and dry, well drained mineral soils.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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