Species from the Caucasus. I hope I got seed for the real thing - supposedly there is lots of confused identity going around. Compared to other alliums we've grown, the leaves stay very thin, almost hair-like, and low to the ground. Ours took forever (five years or so) to finally bloom. By that time, the plants had slowly spread by underground bulbs and rhizomes into a bushy clump. The light pink flowers appeared in early August.
I was intrigued by its growth habit early in its second spring, with leaves not going straight up, as I'm used to seeing with alliums, but going off in various directions from its base, as shown in the photo at left.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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PlantLinks to other web pages about Allium daghestanicum
- Seed from HPS/MAG '09/'10 exchange. Baggy 70F (70%G, 5-8d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (81%G, 7-9d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (38%G, 6d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (no G, 3w)
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August 09, 2015