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  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 20 / 2015

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    Colorado Springs

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This plant grows in clumps, is 12 to 18″ high, blooms mid to late summer, has grass-like leaves, and purple flowers. When the bloom is done, a silvery cone develops to hold the seeds. Grows in full sun and is drought resistent.


  • Judy Kanagy Registered says:

    To answer the question about the color, I have not changed or enhanced the photo in any way. I just clicked on the link that Flower Fanatic sent and the photos there show what I’ve got in the front yard – it’s Cupids’ dart! Thank you so much – I appreciate the responses from all who took the time to help answer my inquiry.

    December 27th, 2015 at 1:03pm

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    The color isn’t quite right for the Drumstick Allium…Allium sphaerocephalum but the shape is almost right. That’s my best guess. Is the color in the picture true or has there been a color shift in the photograph?

    December 26th, 2015 at 1:14pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Maybe Cupid’s dart (Catananche caerulea).

    December 26th, 2015 at 1:06pm

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    That silvery seed cone makes me think maybe something in the Allium genus. I wish I could see a full head of flowers though.

    December 25th, 2015 at 5:21am

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