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Allium senescens

 
Allium senescens
broadleaf chives
Allium senescens
Allium senescens ssp. glaucum

Common name broadleaf chives
Family alliaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5)
Flowers pink (mid-late summer)
Size 8"
Light sun
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly October

From tufts of foliage spring typical allium umbels of pink flowers. The glaucum subspecies has cool swirled leaves with elegantly rounded tips, which makes them look quite handsome indeed when mature plants attain a dense growth habit (which takes several years to attain, after starting from seed). One of my favorite alliums, in recent years.

broadleaf chives
A. senescens subsp. glaucum flower
Allium senescens
A. senescens subsp. glaucum nodding buds on sculpted stems
broadleaf chives
A. senescens subsp. glaucum foliage (early May)
Allium senescens
Already very recognizable in earliest spring

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: bogside border, rock garden, rock garden annex, Max's garden, Ben's garden, orchard nursery area, sale plot

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F (38+%G, 6-18d)
  2. Seed for ssp. montanum from '06 trade. Baggy 70F (98%G, 5d)
  3. Seed for ssp. montanum var. glaucum from HPS/MAG '07/'08 exchange. Baggy 70F (82%G, 8-13d)
  4. Seed for ssp. montanum var. glaucum from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (38%G, 6-9d)
  5. Seed for ssp. montanum var. glaucum from '12 garden. Baggy 70F (80%G, 7d)
  6. Seed for ssp. montanum var. glaucum from '13 garden. Baggy 70F (53%G, 5d)
  7. Seed for ssp. montanum var. glaucum from '14 garden. Baggy 70F (93%G, 5-7d)


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