Allium thunbergii G.Don

Japanese Onion


Family: Amaranthaceae

Genus: Allium

Category: Bulb

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: To 12" tall and wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun

Description: 

Purple flowers in late autumn and grass-like foliage. Drought tolerant.

Cultivars: 

History: 

Published in Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 6: 84 in 1827.

Native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

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