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DESCRIPTION: Interesting 2 inch lilac-pink globe flowers emerge from narrow strappy dark-green foliage; attracts butterflies; plant close together for a massed effect
BOTANICAL NAME: Allium tanguticum 'Summer Beauty'
OTHER NAMES: Flowering Onion
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 25-50 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 25 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full Sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Lilac pink
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Dark green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 4 ( Should survive up to -34.4° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant
Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives features bold balls of lightly-scented pink flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant sword-like leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season.
Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives is an open herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 10 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.