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Allium stellatum - Prairie Onion - Fresh Seeds
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Allium stellatum - Prairie Onion - Fresh Seeds


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Allium stellatum - Prairie Onion

This is a listing for a pack of 50 seeds.This is a bulbous plant coming from the Central states of the USA, extending north into Canada.  It has a tuft of leaves that are produced each spring, which then die back as the flower stem is produced.  The flowers are star-shaped (hence Latin name) and are purple.  The plant has many common names including Prairie Onion, Autumn Onion and Cliff Onion - all referring either to the growing areas or habit of the plant.  The bulbs are edible, but have a very strong flavour which many find disagreeable.

Tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions (except shade), this species is suitable for Zones 2 - 9.  Ideally suited for a wildlife or wildflower garden, this plant is extremely attractive to both butterflies and birds.  Ideal for providing late season colour in any garden.  Where content it will generally self seed, so as to establish itself further.  Can be propagated further either from the seed (which is freely produce) or from division of the bulbs.

Full instructions can be downloaded from my website, details of which are on my 'Me' page

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