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Allium roseum

Rosy garlic

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.7m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale pink
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Allium roseum (Rosy garlic). Also known as Molium roseum and Nectaroscordum roseum, this perennial species is a stalked clump with linear medium green leaves, and the flowers are terminal umbels of small pale pink blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Herbaceous

Origin

Turkey, S. Europe, N. Africa

Interest and use

Ornamental but also edible

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil, in full sun. The bulbs should be planted in the autumn and will prefer hot dry areas in a sandy loam-based potting compost or in raised beds.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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