Height: 3-4' (90-120cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Purple ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Liliidae (Lily Superorder) Order: Liliales (Lily Order) Family: Alliaceae (Onion Family) Genus: Allium (Flowering Onion) Species: hollandicum (from Holland) ____________________________________
Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' is a very impressive hybrid Flowering Onion. It produces a tuft of large, strap-shaped leaves, with a strong stem 3' or so high holding a ball up to 6" across of many small purple starry flowers over quite a long period. Makes a useful cut flower as well as an impressive plant for the back of the border, and the seedhead can also be used in dried flower arrangements.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Seed Pod Each individual flower produces its own seedpod, forming a large starry seedhead.
Seed The seeds are black balls. There are several seeds in each seed pod.
Seedling The seedling has a single grassy leaf.
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