Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Wild Onion

Allium stellatum
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie, Glade
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Pink / Rose
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

1 to
2
feet

Spread:

4 to
6
inches
Size
Height: 1 to
2
feet
Spread: 4 to
6
inches
Size
Height: 1 to
2
feet
Spread: 4 to
6
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
Full sun, dry to medium soils, a great easy to grow plant.
Special Features
Special Usage
Edible
Basic Description

Delicate, showy heads of small, pale pink to rose-colored flowers, held in perfect globes by a single stem from midsummer to fall. The onion-like leaves appear quite early and typically are gone before flowering time. Grows from small bulbs, all parts smell like onions. Bulb, flower and greens are edible.

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