I saw this on a house tour, any Ideas

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  1. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Thank you
    Jerry
     
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  4. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Thank You Daniel , looks like it is hardy , zone 4-8 :) I will check for them at my local nursery in the spring

    Jerry
     
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    It looks like a Allium of some sort.
     



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  6. Palustris

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    Looks like Allium senescens montanum to me.
     
  7. Cayuga

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    Could it be armería maritima? Seathrift? How tall was it? Were there leaves like chive leaves, roundish, starting at the base & growing to a point or were they more like grass leaves, flat, with one leaf growing off another at the base?
    If I enlarge your photo, the leaves look more like grass to me. Armería has pink flowers that look a lot like some of the alliums. Little round lollipops.

    I've grown armería, & it's a nice little plant. Can't stand wet feet though. Needs well drained soil.
     
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    Armeria have toothed leaves.
     
  9. Cayuga

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    @Palustris: ??? I wonder if we are talking about the same plant. I'm talking about armería maritima. The ones I grow have grass-like leaves.

    Missouri Botanical Garden:
    "Armeria maritima, commonly called thrift or sea pink, is a compact, low-growing plant which forms a dense, mounded tuft of stiff, linear, grass-like, dark green leaves (to 4" tall). Tufts will spread slowly to 8-12" wide. Tiny, pink to white flowers bloom in mid spring in globular clusters (3/4-1" wide) atop slender, naked stalks rising well above the foliage to 6-10" tall. Sporadic additional flowering may occur throughout the summer. Flower clusters are subtended by purplish, papery bracts."
     
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    The smaller allium bulbs are planted very close . Has a very nice effect.
     
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    It is very pretty Jerry. I'll keep an eye open for those bulbs as well. I lurv lurv purple flowers. :)
     
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