PERSIAN ONION Allium aflatunense
Extremely hardy and tough perennials, these globe allium always amaze us how they return, more and more beautiful, each year without any pampering or care above what mother nature provides! Plants grow to 4 feet (48"/120cm) tall, and produce large purple globes, each globe comprising hundreds of small flowers. The flowers are loved by pollinators, and provide early-season nectar. Each plant produces a bulb that remains in the ground to produce future plants. The globes can also be dried to provide interesting dried arrangements (see images)! These are ornamental onion only.
Location: Sun or part sun
Hardiness zones: 4-9
Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity. Ingestion of these seeds or this plant can cause illness such as vomiting or diarrhea. This plants is toxic to dogs, cats and some livestock.
Germination: These seeds are easy to germinate. Place the seeds just below the surface of the soil, and water in. Keep moist until germination, and until plants are established.