Obsessed with this flower, someone buy me some! Protea From South Africa ~ these grow wild on the hillsides and you can buy a bouquet of them for the price of one stem in the U. There are many varieties, all spectacular.
Allium hollandicum, Purple Sensation, allium: Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June Hardiness: fully hardy Garden care: Avoid excessive mositure from late summer when dormant. - My Wonder Garden