Ornamental Onion, German Garlic, Curley Chives Allium senescens

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Botanical Name:

Allium senescens

Family:

Amaryllidaceae

Genus:

Allium

Species:

senescens

Common Name:

Ornamental Onion, German Garlic, Curley Chives

Lot#:
080413
Seeds Per Pound:
204,300
Quantity:
0.04 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
44
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
6-12 inches
Collection Locale:
Russia
Crop Year:
2008
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4
In Stock: 0.04 lb
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  • ALLIUM senescens

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist.
Other: If no germination in 30 days move to cold for 90 to 120 days and try again.
In a Nutshell:
* German garlic is an ornamental onion which is noted for its unusual swirling and twisting leaves.
* It produces up to 30 pink flowers in characteristic allium umbels in the mid to late summer and grows to between 8" and 40" in height. The foliage is thin, and strap like. more...
* Although no specific mention of medicinal uses has been seen for this species, members of this genus are in general very healthy additions to the diet. They contain sulphur compounds (which give them their onion flavour) and when added to the diet on a regular basis they help reduce blood cholesterol levels, act as a tonic to the digestive system and also tonify the circulatory system more...
* Although the leaves are edible, this plant is considered to be an ornamental and is not usually used for culinary purposes. more...
[ edit ] Description It produces up to 30 pink flowers in characteristic allium umbels in the mid to late summer and grows to between 8" and 40" in height. The foliage is thin, and strap like.
Physical Characteristics  Allium senescens is a BULB growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, lepidoptera, self.The plant is self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.
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