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ALLIUM (click on any picture to get more information)


A. abramsii
A. abramsii


Common Name: Abram's Onion

Burgundy red, star–shaped flowers in loose umbels on 2-3" stems. Prefers open sun, dry conditions. Tolerates shallow, poor soil very well. Blooms in spring. Grown from seed collected in the woodlands of the lower Fresno County foothills at 1600 to 2500'. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013

Bulbs:$2.00 each. Minimum order is 3.


A. crispum
A. crispum


Common Name: Fringed Onion

Purplish-red, star–shaped flowers in loose umbels on 6" stems. Prefers filtered shade. Blooms in spring. Grown from seed collected in the interior southern coastal foothills at 2200'.

Bulbs:$2.00 each. Minimum order is 3.

 

A. fimbriatum
A. fimbriatum v. purdeyii


Common Name: Fringed Onion

Native to Yolo, Lake and Colusa counties. Grows on gravelly and serpentine soils. Has an umbel of 20–70 florettes of lavender with darker mid-veins. Blooms April–May.

Bulbs: $2.00 each.

 

A. dichlamydeum
A. dichlamydeum


Common Name: Coastal Onion

Hot pink flowers on a tight umbel growing on a stem which is short in windy areas, taller where sheltered. This is a showy onion which will look out of place if alone, so plan for a small, informal grouping of several fairly close together.Grown from seed in Mendocino county just above sea level.

Bulbs:$2.00 each. Minimum order is 3.

 

A. falcifolium
A. falcifolium


Common Name: Scytheleaf or Flatstem Onion

Bright rose-purple or maroon florets on a flattened stem rising above two flattened sickle-shaped dark green leaves. Thrive in bright, hot sun in gravel or stony soil. Naturally occurs in serpentine, but does well in other soils. Grown from Lake County seed from 1,000' elevation.

Bulbs: $2.50 each. Minimum order is 3.

 

A. hyalinum
A. hyalinum


Common Name: Glassy Onion

Pale white to pink, star–shaped flowers with pink veins in loose umbels on 6–10" stems. The petals have a shiny look as if miniature glass beads were sprinkled on them. Prefers light, filtered shade. Blooms in spring.

Bulbs: $0.50 each. Minimum order is 3.


 

A. membranaceum
A. membranaceum


Common Name: Membraneous Onion

Star–shaped, pale pink flowers in loose umbels on 6 to 10" stems. Will tolerate shade. Blooms from mid to late spring. Grown from seed collected in northern Sierra Nevada foothills at 1600 to 2400'.

Bulbs: $2.00 each. Minimum order is 3.

 

A. peninsulare
A. peninsulare


Common Name: Peninsular Onion

Burgundy red, star–shaped flowers in loose umbels on 6–10" stems. Prefers light, filtered shade. Blooms in spring. Grown from seed collected in the oak woodlands of the lower Yuba County foothills at 800 to 2000'.

Bulbs: $2.00 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013


 

A. campanulatum
A. campanulatum


Common Name: Sierra Onion

Common at higher elevations throughout much of California. Plant has two widely-channeled leaves, and a loose umbel of 10–50 dark rose florettes with spreading tips. Easy to grow, and accepts some summer water. Seed from Sierra County at 4,000'.

Bulbs: $2.00 each.

 

A. sanbornii spp. sanbornii
A. sanbornii spp. sanbornii


Common Name: Sanborn's Onion

The latest blooming of our Alliums, its tight clusters of hot–pink flowers are quite showy in July and August. Grown from seed collected at rocky, sunny sites in Yuba County at 1000'.

Bulbs: $2.00 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013

 

A. unifolium
A. unifolium


Common Name: One–leaf Onion

Native to California Coast ranges, where it grows in moist meadows and on grassy stream banks. Has two to three keeeled leaves and 15–35 pink to rose-colored florettes in a loose umbel. Easy to grow and accepts summer water.

Bulbs: $2.00 each.

 

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