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Allium senescens
Allium senescens
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Allium senescens

Mountain Garlic

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.032.250

Also known as German Garlic, this is an ornamental species of onion. It forms a tuft of flat, grassy-looking green leaves. Upright stems rise taller in summer, with nodding buds that open to round balls of soft lavender-pink flowers. Good for cutting. An easy plant in the rock garden or perennial border, tolerating most soil conditions. Easily divided in spring. Deer resistant. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Most likely hardy to Zone 3 or colder.

Further details for
Allium senescens

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.