Allium moly

Lily Leek

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Description

The lily leek (Allium moly) produces bright, golden-yellow flowers on 4- to 6-inch stems above lax, broad-leaved foliage. Thriving in sunny soils that dry in late summer, this species slowly increases by offsets, and occasionally by seed. Bruised foliage and flowers smell strongly of onions, which may explain why this plant is avoided by deer and rabbits. Butterflies are strongly attracted to the nectar.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Yellow
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant, Groundcover
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Bulb
Hardiness Zone
3 - 9