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’
Family Amaryllidaceae
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)
Flower Color Violet-Purple
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest.
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate


Average Flowering Time