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Allium schoenoprasum 'Curly Mauve'


Allium schoenoprasum 'Curly Mauve' offers a more ornamental take on the garden chive with curly, blue-grey leaves and silver-pink flowers.

Allium schoenoprasum 'Curly Mauve' offers a more ornamental take on the garden chive emerging with prostrate, curly leaves lifting into a Medusa-like swirl of twisting, blue-grey leaves before sending up pom poms of silvery lavender flowers. A choice addition to the herb garden as well as a strongly ornamental and effective companion to plants troubled by many types of pests. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions.

Common Name: Garden Chives

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 2-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rocky areas, seashores, hilly meadows.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

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