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Allium Canadense

Botanical Name:

Allium canadense

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moderately rich, neutral soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Bulb, Edible, Native Plant, Perennial, Poisonous, Weed, Wildflower, Grass/Grass-like

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

0-1 ft.

Flower

Each flowering stalk terminates in an inflorescence that has a sack-like covering that splits open and withers away to reveal an umbel of 6 to 12 small 1/2inch pedicellate flowers or sessile bulblets or a combination of each. The flowers are a dome-like cluster of star-shaped pink or whitish flowers on a naked flower stalk. The bulblets are about ¼ inch long, ovoid in shape, and light green to pinkish-red. Wild Garlic is especially likely to flower or have reddish bulblets in a sunny situation.

Fruit

Seed capsules contain several small dark seeds.

Benefits
Attracts

Bees

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Pollinators

Taxonomy

Order

Liliales

Family

Amaryllidaceae

Genus

Allium

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