Confined to western North America, this rather strange plant bears large tufts of purple flowers in early summer when it is often found in wet meadows from 200 to 3400 meters. It prefers well-drained sandy/loamy soils, and is said to repel insects and moles.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Swamp onion, Pacific onion
Packet Content:10 (Approx)