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So pretty! Will you lift it right away to separate it from the purple forms?
Quote from: wmel on July 21, 2011, 01:10:38 PMAnd again some more....a. scabrifloruma. schubertii seedsa. Hairy Friend cutting for flowersWeitse, OH MY GOODNESS, you're growing A. scabriflorum!!! What a beautiful specimen, one of the very few blue-flowered "drumstick" onions, and a most excellent form of it too. Please tell us more about where this one came from, someplace in Turkey I'm sure, bout would like to know the details. Why is this desirable species not better known and distributed in cultivation... I am most envious
And again some more....a. scabrifloruma. schubertii seedsa. Hairy Friend cutting for flowers
NARGS journal just arrived here so enjoying Mark's second allium article. Long life to Mark and the onions, I say!
Knud, I differ with the previous responses. The distinctions between A. cyaneum and A. sikkimense (and beesianum) are simple, if the stamens are well exserted, it is A. cyaneum, if the stamens are included, it is Allium sikkimense (or beesianum)... this a tried and true simplification for blue-flowered allium plants from China in cultivation, but there's more to the story, so see earlier discussion on the same topic in the link below. Your plant is Allium cyaneum, in a lovely form, most definitely not sikkimense. There are foliar differences too, and here again your plant is a match for A. cyaneum.
This evening I was walking and looking between the alliums, and I saw something special in the flowering seedlings of a. macranthum;a pure White flower!! It's not a very good photo because it's already getting dark outside a little. I think it's a beauty
Hey mark.I have some A. macranthum from you. I'll have a look and see if mine is still kicking.Arnold
species 2 - height 60 - 65 cm, dimatre of bloom 3 cmspecies 3 - interesting drarf white allium, cuttie