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Allium daghestanicum

Allium daghestanicum
Allium daghestanicum

Family alliaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pale pink (August)
Size 18"
Light sun
Cultural notes requires well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

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.

Allium daghestanicum

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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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '09/'10 exchange. Baggy 70F (70%G, 5-8d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (81%G, 7-9d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (38%G, 6d)
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (no G, 3w)

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