Allium, Ornamental Onion, Ornamental Allium 'Mount Everest'

Allium

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Mount Everest
Additional cultivar information:(aka Mt. Everest)

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Provides winter interest

This plant is resistant to deer

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Divernon, Illinois

Frederick, Maryland

Chester, New York

Dayton, Ohio

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Houston, Texas

Petersburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 25, 2007, lafko06 from Brimfield, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Beautiful flower that blooms after globemaster and gladiator, but before the drumstick alliums.

Positive

On Jun 6, 2006, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is the white form of A. Mars. The 6 " green centered white globes are held on thick stem towering up to 36 inches above the leaves.

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