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List of Alliums - Ornamental Onions generally available.

List of Alliums

Whilst there are several hundred ornamental onions known, we will simply list the most common garden types.

Flower colours range from white, through pink, deepest red and into various mauve and purple forms.

There are also one or two yellow - but these are not generally as showy or commonly grown as the preceding colours.

Alliums are generally spring or early summer flowering, but their attractive seed heads after flowering can persist through to late autumn - sometimes winter.



Types of Ornamental Onions - Alliums by Flowering period

Allium close up

Spring Flowering Alliums

  • Allium akaka
  • Allium unifolium
  • Allium zebdanense

Summer Flowering Alliums

  • Allium aflatunense
  • Allium beesianum - Late summer
  • Allium caeruleum - early summer
  • Allium campanulatum
  • Allium carinatuum
  • Allium cernuum
  • Allium cowanii - early summer
  • Allium cristophii - early summer.
  • Allium cyaneum
  • Allium cyathophorum
  • Allium dichlamydeum - early summer.
  • Allium flavum
  • Allium giganteum
  • Allium giganteum 'Ambassador'
  • Allium globemaster - Allium Globe Master
  • Allium x holandicum
  • Allium insubricum
  • Allium karataviense
  • Allium lemmonii - early summer.
  • Allium Lucy Ball - early summer.
  • Allium macleanii - A. elatum
  • Allium macranthum
  • Allium mairei - late summer
  • Allium moly
  • Allium moly 'Jeannine' - early summer
  • Allium 'Mount Everest'
  • Allium narcissiflorum
  • Allium neapolitanum
  • Allium nigrum
  • Allium obliquum
  • Allium oreophylum - early summer
  • Allium paniculatum
  • Allium 'Purple Sensation'
  • Allium rosenbachianum  early summer
  • Allium roseum
  • Allium sativum - Garlic
  • Allium schoenoprasum - Chives
  • Allium schubertii - early summer.
  • Allium senescens - late summer
  • Allium sikkimense - early summer
  • Allium sphaerocephalon
  • Allium stipitatum - early summer
  • Allium tuberosum - Late summer - autumn
  • Allium unifolium
  • Allium wallichii - late summer - autumn

Autumn Flowering Alliums

  • Allium calimischon
  • Allium tuberosum
  • Allium wallichii

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