Allium ‘windy city’
Allium ‘Windy City’ (allium ‘Windy City’) is a clump-forming perennial that looks great all year long.
It has dark green, grass-like foliage with rounded tips that emerge in the spring. By mid-summer, green-purple stems grow to 18 inches tall topped by exploding firework-shaped balls of violet purple flowers. The flowers fade after a solid month of blooming but remain standing as attractive seed heads all winter long. The name “Chicago” is derived from an Algonquin word for a type of wild onion.
|Botanical Name||Allium ‘Windy City’|
|Common Name||allium ‘Windy City’|
|USDA Zone||5 thru 8|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||summer|
|Height and Spread||15-18in x 15in (40-45cm x 40cm)|
|Attracts Wildlife||Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores|
|Additional Information||Not Native to the US Midwest.|
|Location in Lurie Garden||North Dark Plate|