Prairie Allium

Prairie Onion (Allium stellatum) is an uncommon bulb-forming wildflower native to the Great Plains and Midwest. Showy globes of lavender-pink flowers appear in mid-summer and are highly attractive to pollinating insects like native bees, honeybees, and butterflies. Suitable for challenging sites, including dry, sandy, and rocky sites. The plants are uneaten by rabbits and deer, and will naturalize and multiply by reseed in the garden.
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
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Deer Resistant
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Rabbit Resistant
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Native
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Low Maintenance
fragrant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
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Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
multiplies--naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
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Winter Interest
Light Requirements
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Full Sun
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Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Water Tolerance
Moderate Rainfall
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Mature Spread6-12" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
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Item Package SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC017879

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Prairie Onion (Allium stellatum) is grown for its showy mid-summer flowers. Similar to the rare Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum), this plant is a great choice for gardeners bothered by browsing deer and rabbits, as the plants are onion-scented and not eaten. Easily grown in most soil types, the plant is a good naturalizing species re-seeding itself among other garden plants. Recommended companions include Blazing Star (Liatris), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea) and native grasses like Sideoats Grama Grass (Bouteloua curtipendula).

More Information
SKUHC017879
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Prairie Onion
Botanical Name
Allium stellatum
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Purple
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Mature Spread
6-12" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Planting and Growing Allium (Ornamental Onion) Plants

Allium (Ornamental Onion) is a large genus of culinary and ornamental plants with deep green folliage and excellent deer and rabbit resistance.

  • Bulb types are late spring/early summer bloomers that go summer dormant.
  • Late summer/early fall bloomers (like 'Millennium') are not bulbous and grow actively over the spring and summer months.
  • Plant in most any type of soil including clay, with full to part sun. Mulch with common mulch materials, such as bark, pine needles or gravel.
  • Allium prefers dry to moderate soil moisture once established.
  • Cut bulb-types to ground level when foliage begins to turn yellow in summer. Cut non-bulb types to the ground in fall.
  • Fertilize lightly in fall with Yum Yum Mix/compost blend.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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Zone 10Shipping begins the week of April 11th, 2022

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