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Allium (Ornamental Chive)

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Most Allium or Chives species are best grown in a well drained soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot. The larger the leaves and flowering stalks the sunnier the place should be. Dwarf forms are excellent for the rock garden. Others, especially smaller Allium species, such the majority from E Asia (China and Japan), are best cultivated in a slightly moist and peaty soil in partial shade (e.g. Allium beesianum, Allium japonicum and Allium sikkimensis).
All offered here are very easy to raise from seeds. Sow flat in any well drained, yet humus rich soil from autumn to early summer. Keep sowing pots in a protected spot outside in the garden during winter. Most Allium species require a prolonged cooling after sowing before seeds will germinate from mid spring to early summer. Plant to their final spot in the garden in autumn or spring teh following year. Most Allium will flower within 2 to 3 years. Larger species such as Allium stipitatum may take up to 4 years to gain flower size.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6 unless otherwise specified.
30 seeds per package, unless not mentioned differently.
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Allium acuminatum

Allium acuminatum

15 (25)cm, dwarf species with showy, very large, intense rose to pale lilac flowers in lose umbels. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in an open spot in the rock garden. V-VI.

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seed package 1091 € 3,99
Allium aflatunense

Allium aflatunense

100 (130)cm, from Asia Minor occurring in rocky mountain areas. Makes broad, recurving leaves in a dense rosette, emerging long stalk with deep purple violet blooms. Very showy Allium for sunny spots. V-VI.

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seed package 1092 € 1,99*
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Allium altissimum

Allium altissimum

120 (160)cm, a showy, very tall species with densely packed umbels of violet tubular flowers with a deeper veining inside. Similar to Allium aflatunense, yet taller. For a sunny spot any well drained soil. VI-VII.

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seed package1252 € 3,99
Allium amethystinum

Allium amethystinum

140 (160)cm, an utmost beautiful species with as its name suggests, a deep purple flower ball on a very tall stem. Native of rocky soils in full sun in the Mediterranean. An excellent cut flower for any rich, very well drained soil in full sun. VI-VII.

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per 10 bulbils6337 € 4,99
per 10 bulbils
seed package8398 € 4,99
Allium ampeloprasum var. babingtonii

Allium ampeloprasum var. babingtonii

180 (220)cm, from sunny spots in S England through Central Europe. Very tall variety with broad, recurving leaves with leaves' sheaths surrounding the stem. In contrast to the species this variety makes a dense, quite large umbel of intense dark lilac flowers and rarely sets few, small bulbils. For any sandy or rocky soil in a sunny spot. As easy as the species above. VII-VIII.

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seed package 1097 € 3,99
Allium angulosum

Allium angulosum

30cm, rare and threatened species from central to N Europe, growing in damp lowlands. Small lilac flowers, but numerous flowering stalks. For a moist and peaty soil in full sun. V-VII.

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seed package 1098 € 3,79
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Allium atropurpureum

Allium atropurpureum

100 (120)cm, an most ornamental species which is native from central Turkey to eastern Iran growing in limestone rocks at some 200m to 500m. It bears tall flower stalks and flattened umbels in an utmost showy, deepest violet with yellow anthers, which make perfect cut flowers. Easily grown in any well drained soil in a sunny spot. Fully winter hardy in Central Europe. V-VI.

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seed package 1100 € 3,99*
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Allium caeruleum (Blue Globe Onion)

Allium caeruleum (Blue Globe Onion)

15 (20)cm, Blue Globe Onion is an ornamental species from East Europe to central Asia, where it is found in steppes and salt marshes. A still rather rarely cultivated species with showy pure sky blue flowers. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. IV-V.

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seed package1258 € 4,99
Allium campanulatum (Sierra Onion)

Allium campanulatum (Sierra Onion)

20cm, Sierra Onion is a rarely cultivated bulbous plant with pendulous, pale rose flowers above basal, grass-like leaves. Native of mountainous areas in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington State. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Four Corners, Plumas County, California, USA at some 1.200m. For any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent in the rock garden. VI-VII.

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seed package 6503 € 5,99
Allium carinatum ssp. pulchellum

Allium carinatum ssp. pulchellum

15 (25)cm, subspecies is similar to the above, yet does never set any bulbils in flower heads. As easy as the above and will naturalize well under sunny condition in the rock garden. VI-VII.

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seed package (rose form)3066 € 3,99
(rose form)
Allium cassium var. hirtellum

Allium cassium var. hirtellum

20 (30)cm, a Cyprus endemic similar in appearance to Allium hirtellum with a lax umbel of white flowers with a slightly pale rose shade. A spring flowering and summer dormant species from rich, slightly moist soils in mountains on Cyprus. For any rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot. Do not water bulbs during their dormancy in summer. V-VI.

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seed package (ex Psilo Dendron, Cyprus)6292 € 4,99
(ex Psilo Dendron, Cyprus)
Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum

25cm, medium tall Allium with pale to bright pink flowers in nodding umbels. From North America (New York State to British Columbia southwards to Arizona), growing in rocky places in the mountains. VII-VIII.

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seed package 1109 € 3,99
Allium christophii

Allium christophii

30cm, large flower heads up to 20 cm across with numerous star shaped, lilac flowers. From N Iran to central Asia (Kopet Dag). For a sunny and well drained spot. V-VI.

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seed package 1110 € 1,99*
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Allium cilicium

Allium cilicium

20 (30)cm, a rhizomatous Allium with elegant recurving glaucous leaves and umbels of small rose flowers. For a rich soil in full sun. A highly endangered species rarely seen in cultivation. V-VII.

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seed package 1112 € 3,99
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Allium cratericola (Volcanic Onion)

Allium cratericola (Volcanic Onion)

10cm, Volcanic Onion is a rarely cultivated dwarf species from rocky mountainous sites in California. It has basal leaves and a short-stemmed dense umbel of bright rose flowers. For any rich, well drained, rather rocky soil in full sun and a preferably protected spot. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Cherokee, Butte County, California, USA at some 400m. V-VI.

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seed package 4631 € 7,99
Allium ericetorum

Allium ericetorum

20cm, dwarf rhizomatous Allium with compact ball-heads of cream to pale yellow flowers, stamens tipped ochre and orange anthers. Few linear leaves. For a sunny spot in any soil. VII-VIII.

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seed package 1116 € 4,99
Allium falcifolium (Sickle Leaf Onion)

Allium falcifolium (Sickle Leaf Onion)

10 (15)cm, Sickle Leaf Onion makes short but broad, flattened stems with broad, falcate leaves tinged red in full sun and a quite large, lax umbel of intense bright purple, narrow, bell shaped flowers. A very showy species which is native throughout the western USA growing in dry, sunny, rocky mountain slopes. Requires a well drained soil in a sunny spot, excellent in the rock garden. Seeds from a wild collection in Josephine County, Oregon, USA at some 700m. V-VI.

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seed package 4161 € 5,99
Allium flavum

Allium flavum

15 (25)cm, a real gem from mountains of S Europe (France to Greece), with beautiful yellow flowers and perfectly glaucous gray, delicate foliage. VI-VIII.

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seed package 1118 € 3,99
Allium guttatum ssp. dalmaticum

Allium guttatum ssp. dalmaticum

40 (60)cm, large Allium, a subspecies with deep purple flowers in a compact umbel on a stout stem. From sunny spots in woods of Montenegro (Europe, collection was made above Petrovac at some 750m). For any well drained soil in an open, sunny spot. VI-VII.

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seed package 1269 € 3,99
Allium heldreichii

Allium heldreichii

40 (60)cm, deep pink, up facing, long bell shaped flowers in a dense ovoid umbel above semi-evergreen leaves. From rocky spots on Mount Olympus (Greece). For any well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VII.

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seed package 1127 € 3,99
Allium hirtifolium

Allium hirtifolium

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seed package7023 € 4,99
Allium hyalinum

Allium hyalinum

20cm, dwarf Allium with elegant white to light pink upright flowers and a pink middle stripe and contrasting green nectaries. Native to humus rich and slightly moist soils in western US (Table Mountain, Tuolumne County). For a sunny spot. IV-V.

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seed package 1128 € 4,99
Allium insubricum

Allium insubricum

15 (20)cm, dwarf Allium with rather large rose to pale lilac, nodding bell-shaped flowers. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent for the rock garden. A rarely seen and ornamental species. VI-VII.
15 seeds per package.

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seed package 1272 € 4,99
Allium junceum Exclusive

Allium junceum Exclusive

10 (20)cm, a dwarf species with deep lilac flowers edged white and grass-like leaves. From open rocky spots in south-eastern Greece, Cyprus and Turkey. For any rich, very well drained soil in a protected spot in full sun. IV-V.

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seed package 6331 € 4,99