Allium senescens is also known as Ageing Allium, Ageing Chive, German Garlic or Broadleaf Chives is part of the Alliaceae family of plants. It is a bulbous, herbaceous perennial.
It is a bulb that produces pinkish-purple flowers in the summer. It grows to 30cm or 12in tall. The flowers are hermaphrodite. The flowers, leaves, and roots are edible. The leaves are grass-like. The pink or light lilac flowers grow in globe-like panicles on top of tall stems. The individual flowers are star-shaped. It is native to Northeast Asia, from Korea to Siberia.
How to grow Allium senescens:
They are easy to grow and prefer sun but are ok with partial shade as well. Plant them in well-drained soil. Propagate by seed or division. They are very low maintenance plants. Allium senescens are drought-resistant. It does not require pruning. Watch out for slugs, snails, onion white rot, or downy mildew.
Allium Senescens is deer resistant and attracts butterflies. It is drought-resistant or tolerant. Plant them in borders for added interest the flowers look like balls as they bloom in clusters.