Allium virgunculae var. kiiense 

Allium virgunculae var. kiiense

2470

£ 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.

Description:

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.

Maintenance:

- 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
Position:paving
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