(Chater's Salmon Hollyhock, Hollyhock)
Hollyhock is a tall, short-lived, herbaceous perennial native to western Asia. In summer (or as early as mid-spring in mild winter climates), clumps of large, rough, heart-shaped leaves give rise to stately, leafy stalks lined with showy rounded blooms. The flowers attract butterflies and bees. Plants in the Chater's Double group have ruffled, fully double blooms, are relatively long lived, and flower in various colors including the peach and pink hues of 'Chater's Salmon'.
(Chater's Yellow Hollyhock, Hollyhock)
Hollyhock is a tall, short-lived, herbaceous perennial native to western Asia. In summer (or as early as mid-spring in mild winter climates), clumps of large, rough, heart-shaped leaves give rise to stately, leafy stalks lined with showy rounded blooms. The flowers attract butterflies and bees. Plants in the Chater's Double group have ruffled, fully double blooms, are relatively long lived, and come in many flower colors including 'Chater's Yellow'.
Hollyhocks thrive in full sun and moderately...
The tasseled flower clusters of this small bulbous perennial are one of the most charming signs that spring has arrived; the spreading carpets of blue bring cheer to gardeners everywhere. Shaggy tufts of purplish-blue sterile flowers appear at the tips of straight stems, above greenish brown fertile flowers. The flower stalks emerge in mid spring from basal clumps of fresh green leaves. This grape hyacinth is native to dry meadows in southern Europe, Iraq, and Turkey.
Plant the bulbs of tassel...
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(Giant Flowering Onion, Giant Ornamental Onion)
During the summer, the giant flowering onion reaches the height of many adults. Atop this long stem sits a lavender-pink globe the size of an orange. Each globe contains fifty or more star-shaped flowers with prominent stamens. Long, strappy leaves whither before this giant emerges. The giant onion is native to central Asia, where it grows in well-drained, often sandy soil in full sun.
Plant this bulb in the autumn six inches deep (15 cm)in well-drained neutral soil. Onions are drought tolerant...
(Dutch Ornamental Onion)
Dutch ornamental onion sprouts a softball-sized globe of purplish pink, star-shaped flowers in the summer. The flower stalk rises several feet as the large, strappy leaves die back. This species is a natural hybrid variant of Allium aflatunense, which is native to central Asia. Alliums are in the onion family and thus release the familiar pungent fragrance when their leaves or stems are crushed. It thrives in well-drained, even sandy, neutral soil in full sun.
Plant this bulb in the...
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(Dutch Ornamental Onion)
Closely allied to Central Asian species such as Allium stipitatum, this ornamental onion of garden origin bears softball-sized globes of violet-purple flowers on tall stems in late spring. The strappy basal leaves wither at flowering time. The bulbs and crushed leaves give off the familiar "onion smell".
This perennial thrives in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Plant it in fall and keep it well watered through the growing season. Lift and divide the bulbs only if they become...
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Native from Afghanistan to southwestern Asia, this bulbous perennial is grown for its dense umbels of star-shaped violet flowers which arise on tall stems in late spring and early summer. The long, strappy, glossy basal leaves wither as the flowers emerge. As with most ornamental onions, its leaves, stems, and bulbs are pungently scented.
Plant the bulbs in fertile, well drained soil at a depth two to three times their diameter. This plant likes ample sun and dryish summer conditions. Lift and...
(Mountain Onion, Pink Lily Leek)
A perennial bulb that sometimes goes under the name Allium ostrowskianum, this showy-flowered, diminutive onion is native to the mountains of southeastern Europe and Central Asia. Rounded heads of bright purple-pink flowers appear on short stems in early summer. They are preceded by two strap-shaped basal leaves, which wither before the flowers emerge. Several cultivars are available, including the robust 'Agalik Giant'.
Give this little beauty full sun and fertile, well drained soil....