Allium hirtifolium var. album is a four foot tall species with spheres of white.
Allium hirtifolium var. album is a tall species rarely available in horticulture. It forms elegant, long stemmed blooms 4" wide, with dense, star shaped flowers in early June. Native to Iran, Iraq and Turkey, "mooseer" is the name given in Farsi for the bulbs when gathered in the wild, dried and used in cooking. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions.
Common Name: Persian Shallot
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-8
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Soil Moisture: Dry, Average
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Rocky slopes of the Zagros mountains. 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.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia
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