Allium Rosenbachianum – (Rosenbach allium)
Allium Rosenbachianum is a magnificent garden plant. It is very desirable and hard to source.
It has very large 10-12 cm round heads of rose violet flowers, with violet stamens which extend from the flower. The starry shaped flowers are tightly packed into the spheres.
It comes from high in the Himalayas of Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Its flower scapes grow to 1 metre tall. It blooms about 2 weeks earlier than the other tall globe alliums.
The allium family is reportedly unattractive to deer and rodents and is seldom affected by disease
Note : 6 seeds in packet
Seed Raising Advice
Sow seeds at any time, covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep.Keep the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outside. Artificial heat is not needed and will prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing of the moist seed tray in winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until they are of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
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Rosenbach allium, Showy onion
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