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Allium stellatum

Prairie Onion

Plant Type:


Allium stellatum – is known as the Autumn Onion, Fall Glade Onion and Prairie Onion. Buds arise bent at the apex becoming erect after the florets have opened. Globe-shaped umbels can approach the 4-inch diameter mark. Starry pink to pinkish red florets sport yellow anthers. Umbels may occur from July to as late as November perhaps having everything to do with where you are habituated and the provenance of this lovely ornamental onion's genes. Leaves are flattened and green to gray-green. Bulbs are edible. Fall Glade Onion prefers relatively moist conditions in modest to bony soil sited in part to full sun. If ordered in autumn your Allium will arrive as dormant potted bulbs.


12-19 in


Red Pink
Item Description Price  
ALLSTELL Allium stellatum (2.5 inch Square Extra Deep – 9.5 fluid ounces / 280 ml.) $9.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Allium stellatum

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Rock Garden
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Moist
  • Draining
  • Scrabbled


  • Prairie / Central North America

Propagated By

  • Offset

Genus Overview: Allium

The Ornamental Onions are a large group with many garden-worthy species. We’ve selected some that have performed well for us. Most require full to nearly full sun in most any average garden soil. The addition of lime is helpful in acid soils. All our Alliums are offered as pot-grown flowering-sized bulbs from our stock plants.