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Allium stipitatum

Ornamental onion

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Allium stipitatum
  • Common name: Ornamental onion
  • Family: Alliaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Ornamental onions are grown for their globe-shaped flower heads that remain attractive once dried as well in flower.

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Allium stipitatum is a beautiful allium, bearing tight balls of pink-purple flowers on slender stems, in early summer. The long, linear foliage of Allium stipitatum dies back before the blooms appear. It’s perfect for growing in a mixed herbacesous border and makes an excellent cut flower.

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Grow Allium stipitatum in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Leave seedheads in place over winter to provide winter interest. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.

How to grow Allium stipitatum

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

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Do Sow in April

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Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

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Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

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Do not Divide in March

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Do not Divide in May

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Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

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Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Allium stipitatum and wildlife

Allium stipitatum is known for attracting butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Does not attract Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Allium stipitatum poisonous?

Allium stipitatum can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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