Allium narcissiflorum seeds

$5.00

This beautiful non invasive flowering allium is treasured for its hanging bell shaped rose to magenta coloured flowers.

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Description

Allium narcissiflorum is considered by allium experts to be the most beautiful of all of the alliums.

It bears clusters of large  rose to lilac hued open  bells which have slightly waved edges. It is a very neat and compact plant.

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

Flowers of Narcissus, Piedmont Garlic

Family

Alliaceae

Maximum Height

90 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20