Melinda's Garden Moment: Flowering Onions

Posted at 12:20 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 12:20:15-04

Add color and drama to your garden with flowering onions also know as alliums. They create not only a beautiful accent to your garden, but also a great to use in your cooking! 

Most gardeners know chives. The leaves and flower of this culinary favorite add flavor and color to your salads and baked potatoes.

Hairy allium’s unique and subtle flowers can complement garden art and combine nicely with many perennials.

The shorter Turkestan allium provides late spring flowers, bold foliage, and attractive seed heads. Plus, it marks the spot for the late emerging hibiscus.

The large individual flower of the Mediterranean bells on the 3-foot stem makes this allium a stand out in the garden.

And walking onions are a fun edible allium. The mature sets atop the flower stems drop to the ground planting next year’s crop.