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

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.


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

Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

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

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPink
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourPurple
Height12-24" Bloom TimeLate Summer
Spread4-8" FragranceNo
Light Exposure Foliage ColourBluish Green
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness4-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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