Allium Insubricum – (Parasol Onion)


A beautiful rare allium prized for its large nodding pink flowers


This allium is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful alliums. It is  a very rare species, which flowers in summer. It is native to the Lombardy area in northern Italy, and is named for the area around Milan.

Allium Insubricum has extremely large bright pink flowers which hang down as the flower head is hooked at the top. There can be up to five of the flowers  to a flower head, and they are much larger than those of other alliums.

Allium Insubricum has flat leaves which taper towards the top of the leaf.

Note : 11 seeds in packet


Seed Raising Advice

Sow seeds at any time, covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep.Keep the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outside. Artificial heat is not needed and will prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezig of the moist seed tray in winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until they are of  sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.



Additional information


Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Parasol Onion



Maximum Height

38 cm

Number of seeds in packet