ALLIUM CRISPUM

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ALLIUM CRISPUM

$3.38 / packet

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Description

One of the very loveliest, striking, attractive, and longest-blooming of all alliums, this dwarf gem opens its magenta-purple flowers with triangular petals which have crisped, white edges. This rare plant grows in the coast ranges of California south of San Francisco in clay and serpentine soils, where it gets naturally what it thrives in, a sunny, well-drained soil with a dryish summer rest.

Sowing Advice

Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.

Key Facts

Family:Alliaceae

Common name:Crinkled Onion

Classification:Hardy bulb

Height:15-20cm

Packet Content:10 (Approx)

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