4 Summer Beauty Ornamental Allium - Planted May 2020

Back in February, I outlined my #1 priority area for our backyard landscape to be addressed this year - the area to the south in between the espaliered Lindens and the large Oak tree.  That part of the plan called for a series of Oakleaf Hydrangeas, Fanal Astilbes, some ferns, a couple of columnar trees and a number of Summer Beauty Ornamental Alliums. 

A couple of weeks ago, we went out to The Growing Place headquarters location in Aurora where they had setup a 'drive thru' situation where you could shop from your car.  This was the same trip that we bought the Harry Lauder's Walking stick contorted tree.  

As we drove through the perennial section, we saw these Summer Beauty Allium.  Our plan calls for 12 of them.  But, we bought four to start.  You can see them in their nursery pots below.       

Here's the tag - below - that calls out the name Allium tanguticum 'Summer Beauty'.  

And here, below, is the back of the tag. 

The plan calls for four of these Allium to the East of the Weeping White Spruce, so I planted them in a cluster straddling one of the espalier system poles.  You can see them in the ground below - this is what they looked like when they were first planted:

I'm hopeful that we'll add some of the Oakleaf Hydrangeas this season and if we *do*, then I think I'll be able to cross #1 off my 2020 to-do list.  


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