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Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum

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Bulbs in 9cm pot

Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum | Church Broughton, Derby, DE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum

Common names

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.

Interest and use

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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Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum | Church Broughton, Derby, DE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Church Broughton, Derby, DE65
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