Allium parciflorum



A charming small species found only on Corsica and Sardinia. It goes underground only briefly in late summer, before emerging again with slender, thread-like leaves in autumn.

Flowers are made in late summer (from July onwards) on slender, 20 cm stems above which hovers a pink mist of 1 cm bells in abundance. They are in fact white with a very broad, pink midrib if you look carefully.  A lovely harbinger of Autumn, which flowers right at the start of the autumn season when  little else is in bloom.

Hot, dry, sunny garden spot.