Prairie Onion (Allium stellatum)

Prairie Onion (Allium stellatum)

Globe-style flowers provide a nice pop of color along borders. Attracts many pollinators. The round flower heads look nice in winter, too. Deer resistant.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium, Dry
Height:    14 inches
Blooms:    July, Aug
Color:    Pink
Spacing:    6-12″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

Great short plant for anywhere in the garden because it’s grass-like leaves start sprouting very early in the spring, providing color when most plants are still brown and dormant. Perfect for borders, even on sandy or gravely soil.

Companion Plants

Long-headed Coneflower
Blanket Flower
Blue Grama Grass
Prairie Dropseed