PARASOL ONION SEEDS (Allium insubricum Allium ) Ornamental Onion, Lombardy Garlic, Beautiful !
Allium insubricum is a plant species endemic to the Lombardy region in northern Italy. It is named for Insubria, the ancient name for the area around present-day Milan.
large genus of bulbous plants, most oh which have a distinctive smell of garlic (onions, leeks, chives, and garlic are all members). However, many are worth growing for their flowers and, unless the foliage is broken, the odour is seldom offensive. Easily raised from seed.
A rare, distinct and very beautiful species from limestone scree in the south west Alps in France and Italy, bearing in summer umbels of pendulous, large, bright rose, bell-shaped, nodding flowers. Closely related to A.narcissiflorum, this is considered to be one of the most desirable Allium species. 8-12 ins. Seed scarce. Packet of 6 seeds. (Please note that we supply seeds and not bulbs of this bulbous plant.)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Origin: Northern Italy and adjacent Swiss Alps
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Charming species with flowering stems with multiple nodding blooms of pink-purple.
Basic Colour: (pink/salmon)
Flower Colour: pink
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z7 - Z9
Foliage: flat, strap-shaped
Growth Habit: bulbous
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: lime-loving, calcareous/gritty/well-drained
pH value: 6.8 - 7.5
Usage: for the rock garden/suitable for cutting
(Please note that we supply seeds and not bulbs of this bulbous plant.)
HOW TO GROW
For container grown plants, sow flowered keeled garlic seeds in soil that is very porous. A recommended soil mixture is 1 part perlite, 1 part peat moss, and 1 part potting soil. If growing the plants outdoors, amend the soil with organic matter so that it drains well. The flowered keeled garlic plants will rot if the soil retains water. Sow the Garlic herb seeds on the soil and lightly cover with 1/8 inch of soil and keep the flower seeds moist until germination.
USDA Zones: 7 - 11
Height: 14 inches
Bloom Season: Mid spring to late summer
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Ful sun
Soil Type: Light, sandy soil, pH 5.6 - 7.5
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/8th inch
Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 3 - 6 inches
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