A fascinating and subtly beautiful flowering onion with a 5” umbrella-shaped inflorescence made up of pendant ¾” plum and green bells that comes spilling out of an elegant pointed white papery sheath atop a tall stem. The flowers are richly endowed with nectar and are eagerly visited by honeybees. After pollination, each individual flower stem slowly turns upright, until the whole cluster is erect. The long strappy blue-green leaves twist in a spiral, and are a garlicky edible treat, traditionally ground up with salt, dried, then sprinkled on tomatoes or salads.
Moderate water, to 18”-36” tall, hardy to Zone 5.