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botanical name:
Allium callimischon ssp. heamosticum
Allium callimischon ssp. heamosticum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Ornamental onion
family:  Alliaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.30m
width: 0.05m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: grassy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Small, dainty bulbous perennial with fine grass-like, linear, stem-clasping leaves, up to 30cm long but often much less. Loose umbels of white or pale pink flowers with maroon spots, borne on wiry stems in autumn.

Very well drained, poorish soil in full sun.

By bulb offsets or from seed.

Suitable for rock gardens.

other notes:
Native of Crete.
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