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Allium ecristatum

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Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: ecristatum

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Category:
Bulbs
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive dmj1218 On Aug 12, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

First identified by M.E.Jones in 1935. This plant is native to and endemic to the Texas coastal prairie. The flower scapes are usually 10 high and quickly form showy clumps of lavender-pink, or rarely white with a faint fragrance. They prefer growing in moist alkaline soil but will tolerate some shade and some moisture while they are dormant. Although they are near to Allium hyacinthoides; Allium ecristatum has been lumped as a variety of Allium canadense in the past, it is significantly different enough in its characteristics to be a completely different species.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Wedowee, Alabama



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