What are these?

BlueBirdPeony(5b NE Ohio)May 27, 2013

I'm having a hard time remembering what these are. The tips have little brown coverings on them and look like they may bloom at any time. They are awfully lanky and I would like to trim them back. When would the appropriate time be and will they still bloom?
Thanks!

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susanzone5(z5NY)

They're in the onion family, possibly wild onion or allium flower bulbs planted years ago. You can't cut them back without ruining them. That's the flower coming up.

This post was edited by susanzone5 on Mon, May 27, 13 at 20:50

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 8:47PM
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Campanula UK Z8

allium sphaerocephalum - aka drumstick allium. They will seed about and spread so you might want to dig a spadeful out this autumn. Nice maroon and green flowerheads which assort well with most perennials.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 6:00AM
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