The Textile onion (Allium textile)is a fully hardy perennial deciduous forb with white flowers in mid Spring. It requires medium levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 120 frost free days to grow successfully. It has high drought tolerance.
Allium textile grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to clay, silt, sand, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers low fertility.
This is a erect plant and has a single crown growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.3m / 11.8in. The vegetative spread rate is slow.
The leaves are green in Summer.
Very resistant to fire.
Fruit and seed
There is a low fruit/seed abundance beginning in Spring and ending in Summer.
Propagation techniques include bulbs and seed.-38°C / -36.4F to 0.3m / 11.8in
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|Specific epithet ?||textile|
|Textile onion (United States)|
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Helenium is called 'Sneezeweed', not because it's pollen causes sneezing, but because the crushed leaves were used as snuff.
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