Allium mairei var. amabile is native to south-west China, where it is found at between 1,200 and 4,200 metres in forests, meadows, rocky crevasses and hillsides.
It is a bulbous perennial that forms a charming little tuft of soft green foliage from which late summer inflorescences appear with delicate, hanging, red-purple flowers. Height: 15 – 20 cm.
For pots, troughs, a gravel garden, alpine rockery or alpine greenhouse.
Grow in the sun or partial shade in humus-rich, gravelly, moist garden soil, which is well-drained in winter. The plant goes into dormancy after flowering, so avoid too much damp which can harm the bulbs.
Synonyms: Allium amabile Stapf, Allium giraudiasii H. Léveillé, Allium mairei H. Léveillé, Allium pyrrhorrhizum Airy Shaw, Allium pyrrhorrhizum var. leucorrhizum FT Wang & T. Tang, Allium yunnanense Diels.
- 0,5L pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 6-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
- Flower colour: purple
- Flowering period: summer flowers
An ornamental garlic native to the Peloponnese, which adds a refined, decorative touch to a dry, sunny rock garden.£4.09
an unusual form of wild onion and a little gem!from £3.29
Fits in everywhere.£3.29
Welsh onion, ciboul, spring onion, scallion, Japanese bunching onion£2.29
Attractive blue-green foliagefrom £2.29
A great classicfrom £2.29
Native to forest edges and alpine meadows in China£3.29
Combine the useful and the pleasant!£3.29
Synonym: Allium spiralis, Allium senescens subsp. montanum var. glaucum.£3.29
A singular beauty£3.29
a decorative species with tight 3 cm diameter dark burgundy blooms£6.99
Chinese chives, Oriental garlic, Chinese leek, or kow choi.from £2.29
Victory Onion, Alpine Leek£4.29