Called swamp onion, Pacific mountain onion, or wild onion, this mid to high elevation species prefers full sun and wet conditions. It grows in well-drained, moist, sunny meadows and wetlands. The pretty lavender pink flowers bloom in late spring and are visited by many pollinators. Some parts of this plant are considered edible, and the plant produces a distinct onion smell. Great for a wet location in full sun.
Allium validum seed packets contain 1/4 teaspoon of seed.
Seed Germination Instructions
60-90 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall to late winter.