Allium cyathophorum var. farreri

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Bulbous perennial
Liliaceae (The Lily Family)
Geographic Origin:
China and Taiwan
California Native?:
Plant Size:
1 foot high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Purplish red
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
This is the most likely identity for a beautiful allium received as A. tibeticum. It is nearly evergreen in our climate, making dense clumps of small bulbs. The shoots stand erect, 1 foot or less tall, with dark, narrow leaves. Heads of deep reddish purple flowers are carried above the foliage in late summer and fall.