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Allium senescens
Mountain Garlic
Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft

Also known as German Garlic, this is an ornamental species of onion. It forms a tuft of flat, grassy-looking green leaves. Upright stems rise taller in summer, with nodding buds that open to round balls of soft lavender-pink flowers. Good for cutting. An easy plant in the rock garden or perennial border, tolerating most soil conditions. Easily divided in spring. Deer resistant. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Most likely hardy to Zone 3 or colder.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Light Pink

Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant

Flower Head Size

   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches

   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches

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