Allium cyathophorum var. farreri
Allium cyathophorum var. farreri
Allium cyathophorum var. farreri
Allium cyathophorum var. farreri

Allium cyathophorum var. farreri

Alliaceae

Height

15-30 cm

Flower colour

purple

Flowering time

July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

well drained

pH

acid - neutral

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

China

Allium is a genus in the family Alliaceae. The genus includes onions grown for food, but also a number of decorative garden plants. It is a very large genus with close to 1000 species, most of which are native to the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.

Propagation:


Bulbs planted in autumn.


Division in spring.


Seed – needs cold stratification, best sown in September - November.

Seed just covered and stored for 2-4 weeks at 20°C (68°F) and then it‘s moved outside until germination. Germination can be slow, seed may germinate a year later, so it‘s important not to throw it away prematurely. Optimum germination temperature is 5-12°C (40-55°F).

A very small and delicate ornamental onion with one sided clusters of small purple flowers. It is quite hardy and grows best in well drained soil. Well suited for rock gardens or the front of a perennial border.

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