Four- to five-foot-tall stems topped with large showy bright lilac-purple globes arise from rosettes of exceptionally broad strappy leaves in late spring. As with most central Asian onions, ‘Pendjikent’ does best with full sun and relatively mild summer conditions. Attempts to grow it in the deep South or in damp heavy soil will likely end in misery for the plant and the grower. Steppe/Montane; Tajikistan. Zone 5.