Allium canadense (Wild Garlic, Wild Onion)
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Allium canadense

Wild Garlic, Wild Onion

Sparse cluster of grass-like leaves and its flowering stalk grow from a bulb. From between leaves rises a stem topped by a dome-like cluster of star-shaped pink or whitish flowers; plant has strong onion-like odor. This is the most common native onion in Illinois prairies.

Height: 8-12 in
Width: 8-12 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May,June
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
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Characteristics & Attributes for Allium canadense

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

Plant Habit

Upright

Light Conditions

Sun to Part Shade

Native Plant Community

Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Woodland

Bloom Time

May
June

Flower Color

Pink

Flower Hue

Light

Flower Height

8" to 12"

Flower Type

Umbel

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Medium

Divide

Every Five Years or Longer

Prune Time

Jan/Feb/March

Flower Form

Single

Flower Size

1/4" or Less

Growth Rate

Average