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Allium azureum

Azure-flowered Garlic

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.4m to 1m
  • Spread0.1m to 1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourBright blue
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Allium azureum (Azure-flowered Garlic). This species of bulbous perennial will produced medium green linear leaves, and the flowers are dense umbels of bright blue flowers borne in the early summer.

Other synonyms are: Allium azureum, Allium caeruleum azureum and Allium coerulescens.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Blue-flowered garlic

Origin

Siberia, Turkestan

Interest and use

Grown as an ornamental for its flowers and seedheads.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This plant needs good drainage. If planting in a heavy clay soil, add grit in planting holes. Grow in a sheltered position.

Propagation

By seed in spring or autumn or by offsets in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to white rot, downy mildew, eelworm, rust and onion fly.

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