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Purple Onion

Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Conditions Zone 9-11, Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade
Family Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee)
Species Domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a)
Seed Collecting Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Water Requirements Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Bloom Color
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Red-Orange
  • Bright Yellow

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About this plant

Purple Onion is a perennial that grows 12-24 inches tall. It has thin, lance-shaped leaves and small purple flowers.

Ideal growing conditions are full sun and well-drained soils. Purple Onion is a drought tolerant plant that is also resistant to deer and rabbits.

This plant is used in flower arrangements, culinary dishes, and as a medicinal herb.

3 Vendors

This item is available for sale from the following companies:

A Nearly Native Nursery
(Fayetteville, Georgia)
Eldon Tropicals
(Ocala, Florida)
Shady Gardens Nursery
(LaGrange, Georgia)

*All purchases are redirected to external companies websites

5 Traders

This item is available for trade from the following companies:

Trader Company Offering Trade Now
Ohiogardens
(Fayetteville, Georgia)
Seeds
Eldon Tropicals
(Ocala, Florida)
Plants and Cuttings
Shady Gardens
(LaGrange, Georgia)
Pland and Seeds
Eldon Tropicals
(Ocala, Florida)
Bulbs
Royal Gardens
(LaGrange, Georgia)
Plants, Roots, Tubers and Bulbs