The sheath is gone, the buds have arrayed themselves and are nodding in a circle. The buds are fully open and the flowers are full size, looking like no onion flower I know, with reds and browns that remind me of a fritillaria. The only ornamental onion in the garden that blooms later is curly chives, just starting to look nubbly with rising flower stems right now. Photos to come. But back to Bulgarian onion. It has the virtue of a small footprint, thanks to its stiff, narrow leaves that rise more upward than outward. In some gardens five of these in a group would be a great feature. My two plants anchor a corner of the narrow bed below the deck.