Allium caeruleum

Allium caeruleum

Habitat:

This species prefers a  well-drained, sunny site.

Distribution:

Native to Central Asia, which includes what we refer to as “Stan Corner” (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), and Xinjiang an “autonomous” region in western China.

Description:

Flowers in very late spring and lasts about 2-3 weeks; 20cm tall with small multi-flowered umbels; reproduces by annual daughter bulb replacement and seed and requires a warm tolerates summer drought but requires moisture during growing season.

Background:

Kew Gardens has a record indicating that this species was collected by Dr. Nathaniel Wallich in Nepal in 1821.

Availability

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