Allium jesdianum

$10.00

A tall allium which has large petals which are pointed at the end , crowding onto round umbels and resembing “exploding fireworks” of flowers. It is a very sought after architectural flower whose seed heads can be dried for floral work.

Description

This allium is a tall stately allium up to 90 cm tall with large “exploding fireworks ” tennis ball shaped  usually purple flower heads  which appear in early spring, making it extremely valuable for early garden colour. Its handsome green seedheads are themselves decorative and will last  into winter, making them valuable as dried flowers . It needs good drainage and a dry summer rest.

 

Seed Raising Advice

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 towel & 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 5°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

Family

Alliaceae

Maximum Height

1 metre

Number of seeds in packet

20