PINK-FLOWERED ONION (Allium stellatum)
Pink-flowered onion usualy goes unnoticed until it’s flowering because the narrow, tubular leaves blend in with surrounding grasses. Bulbs are small and precious, taking about 5 years to reach a “good” size, but the flowers are just as flavourful. This plant does well in thin, dry soils (dry prairies and even rock outcrops) where vegetation/competition is often sparse, but also fairs well in more heavily vegetated and moister sites. It often keeps company with Indian breadroot, pasture sage, gaillardia, harebell and western silvery aster.
Flower Colour: pink
Sun Exposure: full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: July – August
Height: 0.5 – 1 ft
Soil: dry to moist