Allium Sugar Melt

Allium 'Sugar Melt' was bred by Mark McDonough. It is a rhizomatous hybrid between Allium nutans and Allium senescens. It grows to roughly 12" and flowers late Summer to Autumn. The plants like moist conditions that do not dry out too much in the Summer. From Mark McDonough: "It's an Allium senescens glaucum, green foliage instead of gray, taller (but still compact), and bountiful hemispheres of pink with yellow stamens, and of course rather late blooming."

Photos by Travis Owen of plants in various stages of growth.

Allium 'Sugar Melt' leaves in early July 2015, Travis OwenAllium 'Sugar Melt' in bud in mid July 2015, Travis OwenAllium 'Sugar Melt' buds in late July, 2015, Travis OwenAllium 'Sugar Melt' flowers open in August, 2015, Travis OwenAllium 'Sugar Melt' in the rock garden, Travis Owen

Photos of open flowers and flowers with pollinators.

Allium 'Sugar Melt', Travis OwenAllium 'Sugar Melt' with a large solitary wasp, Travis OwenAllium 'Sugar Melt' with a honeybee, Travis OwenAllium 'Sugar Melt' with a honeybee, Travis Owen

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