Clump-forming herb with narrowly conical bulbs. Leaves 1-2, linear, sheathing, hollow, shorter than inflorescence. Inflorescence 5-50 cm long, stem hollow, spathe 1, 2-3-lobed, umbel dense. Flowers 8-30, 7-15 mm long, bell-shaped; summer. Tepals deep rose to lilac, pale purple or white. Stamens shorter than tepals.
Balkans, Siberia and Asia Minor
Grown as a decorative culinary herb and as a border plant in full sun.
Source: (2005). Alliaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.