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Allium Unifolium

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Allium Unifolium

Allium unifolium

Loose heads of lavender-pink flowers touched with white. A lovely gem for the flower or herb garden. This plant is edible. The young foliage can be used in place of chives. Native Americans in California and Oregon ate the bulbs.
Deer Resistant

Note: Alliums are resistant to deer, but rodents such as voles and gophers may eat the bulbs.

Item # 6029
Height 15—18 inches
Sunlight Full (6+ hours sun per day)
Soil Well drained
Flower Color Lavender-Pink
Bulb Size 5–6cm
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Bulb size is determined by the circumference around the largest part of the bulb. Colorblends only delivers top size bulbs. Large bulbs produce more or larger flowers than small bulbs.
USDA Zones 4a—7b
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Hardy in USDA zones 4a to 7b in the South or 10b on the West Coast.
Bloom Time Very Late
Bloom times are relative within the spring bulb season, which varies from place to place and year to year. They are intended to help you plan a sequence of bloom from Very Early season to Very Late season. About two weeks separate Early from Mid and Mid from Late. The start and duration of bloom is heavily dependent on the weather. Warm temperatures speed up growth and flowering; cold temperatures slow them down.
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Planting Instructions

Plant in full sun or light shade and well-drained soil. Sandy soil is ideal. Allium leaves will yellow by the time the flowers open. You can disguise the foliage by planting large alliums among bushy perennials or shrubs, and small alliums among low-growing perennials. The flower heads of large-headed alliums remain attractive even after the color fades. They can be left in the garden or cut and dried for use in indoor arrangements. Species alliums (e.g., siculum, moly) may self-sow.

Depth of Planting Hole 3 inches
Spacing 2 inches apart

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