Allium canadense 'White Flag'
White Flag Meadow Garlic
Item #: 7460
Zones: 5a to 9b, guessing
Dormancy: Winter, Summer, Fall
Height: 15" tall
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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(aka: Allium canadensis f. florosum) Allium 'White Flag' is a wonderful selection of the widespread (Canada south to Texas) North American native Allium canadense. Allium 'White Flag' was discovered by the late bulb guru/plant explorer, Dr. Thad Howard in 1985 near the southern end of its range in Waco, Texas. This particular clone stood out in a large patch of typical Allium canadense because of the much larger, showier flower heads. Upon close examination, Dr. Howard found this selection did not contain the weedy bulbils of typical Allium canadense. The narrow green, deer-resistant leaves composing the 18" wide clump are topped in mid-May (NC) with a mass of 2" wide flower heads, each filled with small white flowers. Our 5-year-old clump has over 100 flower heads, so it's easy to surrender to its beauty when you see your White Flag waving. Allium 'White Flag' goes dormant in midsummer and re-emerges in November.