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

Allium 'Mercurius' forms tall, 2-3 foot stems topped with flowers in a rich, saturated shade of raspberry wine. The flowers are gathered densely in a half globe, offering dynamic and striking architectural appeal. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions with spring and early summer flowers, attractive summer seed heads that dry to give winter interest. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in groups, with multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more for the strongest impact.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

Native Habitat:
Gritty, well drained soil. 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 ColourPurple
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourRed
Height2-4' Bloom TimeLate Spring - Summer
Spread8-12" FragranceYes
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Foliage Colour
Soil MoistureDry Average Stem Colour
Hardiness3-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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