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Allium macranthum

Family alliaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pink to purple (summer)
Light part shade
Cultural notes prefers rich soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Species from the Himalayas and China. Reportedly very late to emerge in spring; pink/purple flowers appear in a fireworks pattern in mid-summer. Stems may have a tendency to flop. Looks superficially similar to A. cernuum in photos I've found. The seedlings develop thickened, bright white roots; when I planted them out, most had a pair of them, while a few had one or three. Our first attempt to overwinter them was not successful, trying again.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 70F (87%G, 6-13d)
  2. Same seed as above, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 70F (94%G, 5-13d)

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