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Allium carinatum ssp. pulchellum

Allium carinatum ssp. pulchellum
Second-year plants
keeled garlic
Third-year plants
Allium carinatum ssp. pulchellum

Synonym(s) Allium flavum ssp. pulchellum
Common name keeled garlic
Family alliaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-9)
Flowers pink
Size 20"
Light sun
From seed germinate at cold conditions
detailed seed-starting info below

Loose clusters of pink flowers appeared in July of their second year. The next year, they came back fuller and better.

keeled garlic

I like how the developing flower buds, which appear in late June, extend into pointy spears, giving quite a different look from that of other alliums we grow.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for ssp. pulchellum from '08 trade. Baggy 35F (4w; 35%G, 3w) - 70F (23%G, 3d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (8w; 11%G, 6-8w) - 70F (18%G, 3-17d)
  3. Seed from '10 garden. Baggy 35F (72%G, 25-40d)
  4. Seed from '11 garden. Baggy 35F (6w; 40%G, 3-6w) - 70F (5%G, 3d)
  5. Seed from '14 garden. Baggy 35F (44+%G, 4-6w)

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