Allium drummondii

Joe Shaw
Thu, 23 Nov 2006 10:49:07 PST
Hi Gang,

Texas has several Allium wildflowers.  I'm unfamiliar with most of them. 
However, one that I know and enjoy is Allium drummondii.  It is not an east 
Texas plant, but it is easy to find just 50-100 miles west of Houston. 
Rather, it is easy to find when in bloom; after spring the plants are 
difficult to find, especially in grassy areas.

The diminutive plants grow happily in my yard in areas that are well drained 
and never flooded.  I have lavender-pink-flowering types, but I've seen near 
white flowers, and white with pink keels, near Del Rio, TX.

I don't know how hardy the Texas plants are, but suspect they will do fine 
well into USDA climate zone 7.  The species is found into northern Nebraska, 
and perhaps plants from that region are exceptionally hardy.



Conroe TX

LINK:  Allium drummondii (Flora of North America online)…

LINK:  Photos, A. drummondii…

LINK:  North American Allium species list…

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