Allium stellatum

Jane McGary
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 11:14:24 PDT
I think most of the fall-flowering Allium species are from East Asia, 
and they are not sold as dormant bulbs because they don't form a 
substantial bulb with a tunic, which could be stored dry. They do 
increase well and sometimes you can buy them in pots. Aaron mentioned A. 
thunbergii, and there are at least 3 others. They are small plants with 
purple flowers and numerous grassy leaves. I don't find them very 
satisfactory in the garden border, but they probably do better in more 
humid areas.

(It may be confusing to those who know that both I and Robin Hansen live 
in Oregon, and I complain of low humidity while she mentions excessive 
humidity; the answer is that she lives quite near the Pacific Ocean, and 
I'm inland, on the other side of the Coast Range and not subject to 
summer fog. If I were on the other side of the nearby Cascade Mountains 
farther to the east, I would be in a near-desert, but still in Oregon.)

Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA

On 9/28/2018 7:32 AM, Jane Sargent wrote:
> Are there other late-blooming alliums that are available in commerce?

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