Allium bulgaricum.

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It’s a funny sort of flower — you can’t really see the prettiest part unless you tip the blooms up. But here are the points in its favor: a) it’s hardy and deer / bunnies / squirrels won’t eat it, b) when it’s coming up, the pointy spikes add a unique and interesting element to your garden, c) when it starts to open, the delicate blooms are graceful, unusual, and lovely, and d) if you cut some and put them up on a mantel, with their tall stems, then the blooms are high enough that you can actually see the flower parts and enjoy them. They always make me think of fairy houses.

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