How to Grow Allium aflatunense Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Persian Onion 'Purple Sensation'

Persian onion, purple sensation

Allium aflatunense photograph by Charles Smith.

Allium aflatunense Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Allium aflatunense
  • Common Name: Persian onion, purple sensation
  • Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 8
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Herbaceous, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 24 to 36
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 3 to 6
  • Time of Bloom: Late spring to Early summer
  • Flower Details: Purple
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation: Seed in containers in a cold frame, when ripe or in spring; removing offsets in autumn
  • How to Prune: idy as leaves fade, remove seedheads if self-seeding not needed
  • Pests: May be affected byallium leaf mining flies
  • Diseases: Susceptible to onion white rot and downy mildews

Further Information

  • Can Attract: Bees
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best Garden Use: Container, Foundation, En masse , Rock garden, Seashore, Specimen
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Fragrant foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers
  • Genus Detail: Allium
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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