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Allium macranthum


Allium macranthum is a rare species of wet habitats with delicate, pendulous, bell-shaped, pink to purple-pink flowers in a loose cluster.

Allium macranthum is a rare species of wet habitats from China, Tibet and Bhutan that blooms in mid to late summer. It has small, delicate, pendulous, bell-shaped, pink to purple-pink flowers held in a loose cluster on stems up to 24 inches tall. Grow in rich, humusy soil with good moisture in part sun to part shade. Available in fall as dry bulbs and sometimes in spring as potted plants.

Common Name: Ornamental Onion

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Moist to wet habitats at high elevations from 2700-4200 metres.

Award: AGM

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

Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

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