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Native Plant Guide

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taper-tip onion; Hooker's onion

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Tapertip onion flower
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Taper-tip onion flowers

Allium acuminatum

Perennial Groundcover

Height: 1 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: dry

Exposure req.: sun - part shade


Plant description:

A beautiful addition to the perennial border or wildflower garden, this wild onion is topped with a ball of flowers that range in color from magenta to white. Plant by the dozen for the showiest effect.

Keywords: butterflies, drought tolerant, perennial (non-woody), pink, purple