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Allium 'Summer Beauty'

Object Details

Description
This flowering onion is a sterile cultivar which was developed by Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm from plant material he collected in a Chicago area garden. It has whimsical, light pink flowers which bloom in the summer and are sterile, so they will not spread unchecked.
Hardiness
-30 - 30 F
Attracts
Bees, butterflies
Bloom Time
July-August
Provenance
From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
Range
cultivated
Topic
Display Gardens
Living Collections
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Smithsonian Gardens Display Collection
Data Source
Smithsonian Gardens
Accession Number
2021-0738A
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Common Name
Flowering onion
Group
[vascular plants]
Class
Equisetopsida
Subclass
Magnoliidae
Superorder
Lilianae
Order
Asparagales
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Genus
Allium
Life Form
Herbaceous perennial
Bloom Characteristics
Compound, globe-shaped flowers are pale pink and sterile.
Foliage Characteristics
Strap-like foliage is a shiny, deep green.
Plant Size
1.5' high by 1-1.5' wide (45 cm x 30-45 cm)
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7db490084-5513-47b8-a73a-7e9333e054f4
Record ID
ofeo-sg_2021-0738A
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
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