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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
description:
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.

cultivation:
Very well drained, poorish soil in full sun.

propagation:
By bulb offsets or from seed.

usage:
Suitable for rock gardens.

other notes:
Native of Crete.

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