Korean Onion

Flowering this week is the lovely fall-flowering Allium thunbergii. This specimen is a 1993 Dan Hinkley collection from the Heuksan Islands, well off the coast of South Korea. Many of the plants on the Heuksan Islands have been isolated so long, that they have speciated (evolved into a new species). In this case, this plant sort of keys out to Allium thunbergii, but not exactly. We find this to be a superb, fall-flowering rock garden specimen, and one we hope to get propagated in the future. The first bulbs will go back to Dan for his home garden. Hardiness Zone 6-8.

Allium thunbergii

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