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Allium oreophilum

 
Allium oreophilum
Family: Liliaceae
 
Popular name: Ornamental garlic Syn.: Allium ostrowskianum
 

Flower colour: purple

Flowering period: May-June

Average plant height: 20 cm

Planting depth to base of bulb:10 cm

Spacing between bulbs:10 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

Light requirements: full sun

Landscape uses: borders, rock gardens, and in ground covers

Its purple-red, star-shaped flowers arranged in domed umbels make this a spectacular-looking species. When used in large numbers it is very suitable for naturalising.