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PlantFiles: Ornamental Onion, Ornamental Allium
Allium 'Forelock'

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Forelock

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral ge1836 On Jan 13, 2013, ge1836 from Pittsford, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

After one season in my garden I am tossing this allium.It is floppy and needs staking here.
Others might find it different behavior if so please remark.
I was enchanted with the blooms.


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

Pittsford, New York

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