Allium peninsulare var. peninsulare
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Botanical Name: Allium peninsulare var. peninsulare
Common Name: Peninsula Onion
- A good garden plant for the front of a perennial border or in a meadow garden. Will accept some summer irrigation in well-drained soil.
- Plant Family: Amaryllidaceae
- Plant Type: Bulb
- Height by Width: 1' H
- Growth Habit: Clumps of grassy leaves
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Dry summer dormancy
- Cold Hardy to: 3,000'
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: pink/red to red
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Sierra Nevada Foothills, Tehachapi Mountain Area, Sacramento Valley, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, South Coast Ranges, Southwestern California
- Natural Habitat: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland
- Care and Maintenance
- Plant the base of the bulb at a depth three times the height of the bulb. Stop watering once the leaves begin to turn brown, but keep leaves on the plant until they turn completely brown.
- Other Names
- Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.