The Scottish Rock Garden Club....... For People Who Love Plants
Finally some signs that autumn is not so far...In bloom today two rareties:A. autumnale rare endemic from Cyprus.A. tardiflorum endemic to Israel, only a few hundred plants in the wild growing in one location.
I was at Kew Gardens last week and here's a few Alliums in the new Alpine house, including thunbergii just emerging.1-2 Allium glandulsoum3 Allium thunbergii Ozoke4-5 Allium wallichii (floriferous!)
I visited a friend who showed me two unidentified Alliums picked up in a market in Aizawl, Mizaram in India 1-4 is a very large species - the leaves have serrated leaves5-6 is small but quite large bulbs (reminiscent of Rakkyo or Allium chinense)
My Allium hookeri (1-2) is making an attempt to flower (a bit late) - this was from seed from a Chinese vegetable seed packet where it is cultivated for food. Can you confirm from these pictures that it is hookeri?Secondly another late flowering unidentified Allium is flowering for the first time in the mild autumn weather (3-4).
Thanks for the confirmation. I planted Allium komarovii (seed from Berkutenko in Magadan) in this place and I see in Nomenclator Alliorum that Allium komarovianum = A. thunbergii.