ALLIUM cyathophorum var. farreri

Flowering Onion



Height: 6-12" (15-30cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Purple

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Monocotyledonae (Monocotyledons)
Superorder: Liliidae (Lily Superorder)
Order: Liliales (Lily Order)
Family: Alliaceae (Onion Family)
Genus: Allium (Onion)
Species: cyathophorum (with a cup), farreri (Farrer's)
Allium cyathophorum var. farreri

Allium cyathophorum var. farreri is an interesting small hardy Allium for a scree or rockery. It forms a tight but spreading clump of grassy leaves about 8" high, with nodding clusters of deep purple flowers in summer.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(62 days)

Seed Pod Each small flower on the flower-head produces its own round seed pod.

Seed The seeds are black, segment-shaped, and very light. There are several seeds in a pod.

Seedling The seedling has a single, long, thin grass-like leaf.

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