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Keeled garlic, Allium cirrhosum, Allium coloratum, Allium flavum var. pulchellum Allium flavum var. purpurascens Allium flexum var. capsuliferum, Allium pulchellum
Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum (Keeled garlic). Also known as Allium pulchellum as well as by other synonyms (see below). This species will produce rich purple, nodding flowers in loose umbels. It will grow about 40cm high and 5cm wide.
They are fully to frost hardy, and will require an open, sunny situation with well drained soil. If left undisturbed a clump can be formed. Plant at a depth of approximately 12cm.
Grown for bulbs (which can be edible) and flowers, and foliage which can be decorative and/or edible, depending on the species. Dried umbels of tall border species are used for winter decoration. Suitable for coastal conditions.
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