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PlantFiles: Flowering Onion, Ornamental Onion
Allium 'Mount Everest'

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

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting
Flowers are good for drying and preserving
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lafko06 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 WillowWasp 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.


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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