Common Name: Ornamental onion
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light
Time to divide plants: September to October
A very fine species with large, nodding umbels of white or cream flowers, flushed pink or purplish red, and tinted green at the base. Seed pods become erect as flowers fade. Try it in a gravel garden where it will love the well-drained conditions and self-seed happily. To create a bold effect, plant it at the front of the border, where other plants can be seen though its stems. The seed heads dry well and can be used in dried flower arrangements.
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