Allium aflatunense seeds – (Persian Onion)

$5.00

A plant which lends architectural form to a garden with its tall stemmed globular violet coloured flowers on 1 metre stems

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Description

This is a very handsome flowering plant, to approx 1 m high , which has dense round flower heads about 10 cm across. The flowers are a violet colour and one globular flower head is made up of numerous star shaped small flowers.  It is often confused with Allium hollandicum. The flowers are pollinated by bees and other flying insects. The plant prefers light sandy well drained soils, and needs full sun to prosper.

Sowing advice

Sow at any time of the year.  Put the seed  into one fold of a moistened paper kitchen towel, folded into 4 , which has been gently squeezed to eliminate most of the water, seal the paper & seeds in a plastic bag  and keep at 18-22 deg C for 4 weeks.   Inspect weekly, pot up germinated seeds, and propagate these at 5-12 deg. C. After the 4 weeks, put into the fridge door for 4- 6 weeks at around -4 to +4°C.  Inspect &  pot up any germinated seeds as above.  After the 6 weeks,bring ungerminated seeds , out of the fridge to 5-12 ° C for germination. If no germination after about 12 weeks, repeat the above procedures.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Persian Onion

Family

Alliaceae

Maximum Height

approx 1 m

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30