See those little white caps behind the Smoke bush? It is an allium called 'nigrum'. At least that is what I ordered. Here is a close up:
It looks a lot like allium 'Jade eye' to me. Whatever it is, I like it.
I also have yellow allium Moly 'Sunny Twinkles':
Here is 'Christopherii':
I planted 'drumstick' many years ago:
This little 'azure' is a pretty blue color, but it did not survive in my garden . I planted 12 of them two years ago and have none left.
I keep replanting the bigger purple-ball varities, but they also never last more than a year or two.
Look how many I had in 2006:
None of these are left. I have to treat them like annuals if I want to admire them each spring. I did miss them this year, so I will probably plant a few this fall.
Does anyone else have problems with these coming back?