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Container: 7cm pot
Flowering period: summer flowers
Hardiness zone: zone 7-10
Height: 10 to 30cm
Plant spacing: 30 cm
This plant is of botanical interest and is rarely offered for sale in the nursery.
Rare and exceptional!
Allium virgunculae var. kiiense is endemic to southern Japan and forms a tidy little clump of fine leaves, 15 - 20 cm long, and produces autumn flowers in hanging bunches of star blooms of an intense lavender purple. Height: 15 - 20 cm.
Allium kiienze's delicate appearance, together with its endurance and hardiness, make it a fabulous addition to the garden:
- as an exceptional specimen in a raised alpine rockery border;
- as a superb display plant in a pot in an alpine greenhouse;
- or simply to decorate a small trough.
Grow in gravelly, humus-rich soil. As it grows in a rocky environment, Kii Garlic needs constant moisture during its growing period.
After flowering, it enters into winter dormancy, so the growing medium only needs to be kept slightly moist.
- pot up (in flower pots) every two years in a growing medium composed of equal parts garden soil, 2-5 mm filter sand and good horticultural compost;
- a fine gravel mulch around the plant's collet will protect it from excessive damp.
Full name: Allium virgunculae F. Maekawa & Kitamura var. kiiense Murata
|Cultivation and Propagation|
|Soil type:||hot dry areas, light, sandy soils, ordinary soil, chalky soils|
|Culture advice:||Planting soil composed: 1/3 coarse sand, 1/3 garden soil, 1/3 horticultural compost, Well-drained soil with coarse sand, Mulching the crown of the plant with a gravel|
|Special maintenance:||Remove faded leaves (comb), Prune the plant at the end of autumn, Watch out for natural planting|
|Multiplication Tips:||Sowing in autumn, Division in early spring|
|Garden value:||attractive flowering, botanical curiosities|
|Garden style:||seaside garden, rock garden|
|Landscape interest:||rockery, pot and container, alpine rockery, gravel garden|