Allium carinatum ssp. pulchellum f. album seeds

$5.00

This is the rare white form of Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum. It has dainty umbels of white bell flowers resembling exploding fireworks.

Description

This beautiful allium with lovely pure white flowers which resemble silver fireworks, is easily grown, even though it looks so delicate. The plant bears flowers for at least 2 months.

It has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

 

Sowing advice

Allium seeds need a period of moisture and cold after a period of warmth, to break dormancy, before they will germinate.
The period of cold can be provided by placing the moistened seed in a refrigerator. Put the seed into one fold of a moistened paper kitchen towel, folded into 4 ,and which has been gently squeezed to eliminate most of the water, seal the paper & seeds in a plastic bag and propagate at 18-22 deg C for 2-4 weeks. Inspect from time to time, and if any have sprouted lift them out carefully, pot up, and propagate them at 5-12 deg. C. After the 4 weeks , put into the refrigerator door for 4 to 6 weeks at around -4 to +4°C. Inspect & pot up any germinated seeds, and propagate them at 5-12 deg. C. After chilling bring ungerminated seeds , out of the fridge to 5-12 ° C for germination. If there is no sign of germination after about 12 weeks, the hot and cold procedures above should be repeated for any ungerminated seeds.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

White Keeled Garlic

Family

Alliaceae

Maximum Height

45 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20