February 8, 2023
Allium Senescens

Allium Senescens

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.

Allium Senescens
Allium senescens

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.

Allium Senescens
Allium senescens

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