I mentioned in a previous post about a plant coming up in my flower bed that I knew I had planted, but couldn’t remember what it was. You can read the post here.
Well, it has bloomed, and this is what it is…
Flowering allium, or flowering onion.
Now I remember!…..I had received this bulb as an added bonus in one of my seed orders a number of years ago, and had just stuck it in the ground in the corner of the vegetable garden, as I didn’t know where I wanted to plant it permanently. It had grown well there, and bloomed every year very nicely, but I had dug it, and divided it, and planted it through out one of the perennial beds.
And then forgot about it, and of course, couldn’t remember the next year what I had done.
Am I the only one who is so forgetful? Have you ever planted something, and then forgot about it? And then were left wondering what it was? And then were pleasantly surprised when it bloomed? (And didn’t I do this last year!?)
Hopefully I will remember next year!
Allium is a well-behaved perennial, and easy to grow.
It is very eye-catching when in bloom,
as it stands up straight and tall,
with it’s globe-shaped flower.
Allium is deer and rodent resistant,
as well as being pretty much pest-free.
It takes up little space, and can be left in place or dug and divided for more plants.
You can find alliums in different heights and flower forms,
and different bloom times, as well as different colors.
Alliums colors can be blue, rose and white, and different shades of purple.
Allium likes most any type of soil that is well-drained;
it is drought tolerant and likes full sun.
It is hardy to zone 4, and should be planted in the fall.
“Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous;
for praise is comely for the upright.”