Allium acuminatum-Tapertip onion

Seed Packet

Perennial Wildflower

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Native to all states west of the Rocky Mountains, tapertip onion produces a small bulb that smells like onions. The flowers are pink to purple with yellow anthers, blooming after the leaves have died back in May or June. Prefers well-drained or rocky soil in sun to part-shade. This onion was eaten by some Native American tribes, and many small pollinators also forage on the flowers. Perfect for a rock garden or other dry, sunny to part-shade location in the garden.

Seed Germination Instructions

30-60 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall to late winter.

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Plant Type

Flower Color

Pink, Purple