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Allium beesianum
Common Name: Ornamental Onion Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Allium beesianum has nodding umbels of blue, bell shaped flowers that bloom above grass-like foliage from August to October. Native to the slopes and meadows of Sichuan and Yunnan in China, it is rare, unique and can be slow to bulk up. It appreciates fertile soil, part sun, and moisture while in summer growth. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourBlue
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height4-8" Bloom TimeSummer - Fall
Spread4-8" FragranceYes
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Stem Colour
Hardiness6-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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