Allium virgunculae var. kiiense 

Allium virgunculae var. kiiense


£ 3,49 tax incl.

Availability : Available

Container: 7cm pot

Flowering period: summer flowers

Hardiness zone: zone 7-10

Height: 10 to 30cm

Plant spacing: 30 cm

Any collectors?

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.


- deadhead;

- 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
Aspect:full sun
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 tips:
Garden value:attractive flowering, botanical curiosities
Garden style:seaside garden, rock garden
Landscape interest:rockery, pot and container, alpine rockery, gravel garden

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