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Allium carolinianum

Family alliaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pink
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Don't be fooled by the name - this allium hails not from the Southeastern U.S., but from the Himalayas. Its leaves are fleshy and waxy, with small drumstick-type flowerheads in pink. According to some reports, it's a finnicky and variable species, failing to flower many years. I guess I'll find out for myself soon - at least it was easy to start from seed.

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

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '09/'10 exchange. Baggy 70F (65%G, 5-7d)

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