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Allium tanguticum

Allium tanguticum
lavender globe lily
Common name lavender globe lily
Family alliaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers lavender-purple (early summer)
Size 18-20"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate cold
detailed seed-starting info below

Makes a dense clump of grassy leaves, with a nice display of round flowerheads held above. Our alliums seldom achieve the perfect form seen on show-piece photographs in catalogs and gardening magazines, but that's allright – these are nice enough. Our plants bloomed in their second year (photo top left), and upped the show with more flowers in subsequent years (photo top right is a fourth-year plant).

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 35F (91%G, 4-6w)
  2. Seed from '14 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 35F (8w; 15%G, 4-8w) - 70F (60%G, 3-6d)

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