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Nothoscordum montevidense

Thread-leaf False Allium

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Item #: 7114

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Summer, Fall

Height: 4" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Argentina, Brazil

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Thanks to the late bulb guru Thad Howard for sharing this gem. Thread-leaf false allium is a great rock garden plant composed of narrow thread-leaf foliage, topped in spring, then again in late summer, with clusters of small yellow flowers held just above the foliage. Nothoscordum montevidense is not a weedy species in a genus better known for its bad behavior. Reportedly, it has a lemon fragrance, but aging knees don't allow me to investigate as freely as they once did.