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Prairie Allium

Allium stellatum
SKU: HC017879
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
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.
key features
Botanical Name
Allium stellatum
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Fragrant, Winter Interest
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


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).

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