These are species and varieties of onions with that do not grow very tall, and may be suited to use in a rock garden or riased bed, or growing in pots. They have clusters of flowers with pointed petals, which may be white, pink, purple, blue or, in a few cases, yellow.
Allium shelkovnikovii comes from Iran and has violet-pink and purple striped flowers.
||Late spring to early summer|
||open, sunny position|
||well drained soil|
||6 - 20 cm|