Description: Narrow, chive-like leaves with a central stalk and clusters of pink to lavender flowers
Habit: Grows from 12 to 24 inches tall; self-seeding with bulb offsets
Culture: Prefers well-drained soils in full sun to light shade
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 3
Origin: North America
Attributes: Drought tolerant, deer resistant
Native to prairies and rocky slopes in the American Midwest, the Autumn Prairie Onion was first documented in the early 1800s. A member of the Lily family, it was once commonly used for cooking, but also had medicinal value as a general tonic and as an insect repellant. It makes a drought tolerant addition to the garden, living up to its name, stellatum, which means ‘starry’.
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