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    Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives

    Allium tanguticum 'Summer Beauty'

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    Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives (Allium tanguticum 'Summer Beauty') at Hartman Companies

    Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives in bloom

    Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives (Allium tanguticum 'Summer Beauty') at Hartman Companies

    Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives flowers

    Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives (Allium tanguticum 'Summer Beauty') at Hartman Companies

    Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives in bloom

    Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Plant Height:  10 inches

    Flower Height:  20 inches

    Spread:  10 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  4

    Other Names:  Flowering Onion

    Description:

    Interesting 2 inch lilac-pink globe flowers emerge from narrow strappy dark-green foliage; attracts butterflies; plant close together for a massed effect

    Ornamental Features

    Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives features bold balls of lightly-scented pink flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant sword-like leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives is an open herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover
    • Herb Gardens

    Planting & Growing

    Summer Beauty Ornamental Chives will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 10 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

    This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Herb 
    Applications
    Flowers  Texture  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features
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