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Oron Peri

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Kazakhstan 2011
« on: June 28, 2011, 04:32:53 PM »
Back home after a trip to Kazakhstan.It is the ninth bigest country  on the globe and home to some fantastic plants and bulbs offcourse...
Here is the wonderfull Allium atrosanguineuum with its two varieties, it grows at high elevations, above 2000m and blooms just after snow melts.

Allium atrosanguineum buds.JPG
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Allium atrosanguineum in field.JPG
Allium atrosanguineum var fedtchenkoanum..JPG
Allium atrosanguineum var fedtschenkoanum.JPG
« Last Edit: June 29, 2011, 06:07:08 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Kazakhstan 2011
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 04:45:50 PM »
Aquilegia atrovinosa is a common mountain plant.


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« Last Edit: June 29, 2011, 06:07:24 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Kazakhstan 2011
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 04:54:14 PM »
Oron: What a fantastic picture of the atrosanguineum in the field!!
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Re: Kazakhstan 2011
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 04:56:13 PM »
We were very lucky to find the vary last Iris willmottiana in flower on the Tien Shan mountains at 3000m, while  same time in the lower altitudes plants had mature seed pods.
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Re: Kazakhstan 2011
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 05:18:33 PM »
Back home after a trip to Kazakhstan.It is the ninth bigest country  on the globe and home to some fantastic plants and bulbs offcourse...
Here is the wonderfull Allium atrosanguineuum with its two varieties, it grows at high elevations, above 2000m and blooms just after snow melts.

Oron,

all these plants are superb but those A. atrosanguineum's are just WOW :o :o :o
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Re: Kazakhstan 2011
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 05:36:04 PM »
Thanks guys,

Here is another beauty that looks like fireworks , a rare Allium eriocoleum.  
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Re: Kazakhstan 2011
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 05:38:49 PM »
 We can already see this was a good trip, Oron.
Such Allium ...... :o 8) 8)
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Re: Kazakhstan 2011
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2011, 06:17:17 PM »
We can already see this was a good trip, Oron.
Such Allium ...... :o 8) 8)

Maggi, it was a very intresting tour, amazing views,  and worth even the results of five days horse riding in the mountains.. ;)

The area on the border with Uzbekistan is home to a few intresting allium.

Allium barsczeweskii.JPG
Allium trachyscordum.JPG
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« Last Edit: June 29, 2011, 06:07:57 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Kazakhstan 2011
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2011, 06:24:00 PM »

and worth even the results of five days horse riding in the mountains.. ;)

Ouch...are you used to horse riding?...if not, double Ouch  ;)

The area on the border with Uzbekistan is home to a few intresting allium.

Very interesting Alliums indeed, love the A. barsczeweskii especially, and that's a very clear border isn't it  ;D
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Re: Kazakhstan 2011
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2011, 06:54:29 PM »
Ouch...are you used to horse riding?...if not, double Ouch  ;)

Wim, the answer is the second option... :-\ :)

Out of the blue...

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« Last Edit: June 29, 2011, 06:08:15 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Kazakhstan 2011
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 08:13:06 PM »
Wow, just great!


 the results of five days horse riding in the mountains.. ;)

Next time, you should request extra pay for ruining your... :-X ;D ;D

Where did you sleep in the mountains? somewhere upgraded than the transportation?
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Re: Kazakhstan 2011
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2011, 10:12:55 PM »
Back home after a trip to Kazakhstan.It is the ninth bigest country  on the globe and home to some fantastic plants and bulbs offcourse...
Here is the wonderfull Allium atrosanguineuum with its two varieties, it grows at high elevations, above 2000m and blooms just after snow melts.

I have a lot of allium, but no one as beautiful al both a.atrosanguineuum you show!!!!
It looks like they grow very easy??
Would it be possible to get some seeds from them?
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Re: Kazakhstan 2011
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2011, 10:17:47 PM »
nice to hear from you Oron, with such treasures !
More and more pleeaaaaaasssssseeeee  :o
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Re: Kazakhstan 2011
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2011, 02:00:13 AM »
Back home after a trip to Kazakhstan.It is the ninth bigest country  on the globe and home to some fantastic plants and bulbs offcourse...
Here is the wonderfull Allium atrosanguineuum with its two varieties, it grows at high elevations, above 2000m and blooms just after snow melts.


Oron, fantastic photos of Allium atrosanguineum, particularly the clump in full flower and the fields of it in blooms.  In the upcoming NARGS Rock Garden Quarterly in Part 2 of my "For the Love of Onions" article, I have a photo of this species with permission by Kurt Vickery, but it's a taller form and not as compelling as the forms you show... WOWZA!!!  I did receive seed of this from Panayoti Kelaidis' 2010 seed expedition to Kazakhstan, but while I got excellent germination from most Allium collections, this one only produced a single seedling :'( which I duly planted out.

I had much better germination on A. eriocoleum (a beautiful species) and A. fedtschenkoanum.  In the form you show, the central red eye is certainly eye-catching.  Thanks for showing us these true beauties.

By the way, another link to Alliums of Kazakhstan in the Allium 2010 topic, including Allium eriocoleum and a field of Allium fedtschenkoanum.
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=5766.msg173205#msg173205

And Aquilegia atrovinosa; it is hard to contain one's plant lust seeing fine photos of such plants... exquisite!
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Re: Kazakhstan 2011
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2011, 07:45:00 AM »
Allium atrosanguineum group is very interesting but I don't know how to cultivate it. I twice tried to introduce it (as A. fedtschenkoanum and species nova illustrated in Buried Treasures under name "A. kaufmanniana") and in both cases failed. In spring soil in their localities is extremely wet - I saw A. fedtschenkoanum coming out from ~ 0.5 m deep water. Allium collected as kaufmanniana grew in spot where spring coming out from slope made small bog. But what happens there later - I don't know. Collecting from so wet and sticky clay was extremely difficult, but plants didn't came up following spring. Maybe they need very wet soil all the year round and in winter are covered under so deep snow that soil remain unfrozen. I don't know. Pity, because they really are very beautiful.
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