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Allium carinatum

Keeled garlic

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourReddish purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Allium carinatum (Keeled garlic). This is a bulbous perennial with flat, linear mid-green leaves, and the flowers are produced in umbels of small reddish purple blooms held on long pedicels which droop downwards.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Witch's garlic

Origin

C. S. Europe, Former USSR, Turkey

Interest and use

Grassland and open woodland.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in a fertile, well-drained soil, in a position which gets full sun. The bulbs should be planted in the autumn and will prefer to be grown in hot dry areas in a sandy loam-based potting compost.

Propagation

You can grow from seed or divide the clumps in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for onion fly, downy mildew and white rot.

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