Tiny bulbs-A rubrovittatum

Lisa and Alec Flaum osthill@htc.net
Mon, 16 Feb 2004 13:45:56 PST
My A rubrovittatum, which came from Jane, flowers at about 4" (10cm).
It is fairly dry in the summer-perhaps its stunted?

Mark, it is growing outside in my rock garden, a southfacing clay slope, amended
with chicken grit and horse manure.  I plan to try some in a trough because they
are easily overlooked in the garden.


Antennaria@aol.com wrote:

> When I lived in the Seattle Washingtom area, I grew two forms of Allium 
> rubrovittatum.  One grew a mere 2" tall in flower (from Kew), and was surely among 
> the smallest Allium species I have ever grown.  Another form grew 6-8" tall, 
> and while a somewhat taller, it was still so slim and demure, that it too would 
> be a good candidate for a trough.  None of these, including your form Jane, 
> seem hardy enough to be grown outside here in northern New England, which is a 
> shame.

Lisa Flaum
Waterloo, IL
central USA
clay soil, Hot humid summers (to 105F, 40C) generally dry, punctuated by gully washers
Cold, wet, cloudy winters, little snow cover, intense freeze/thaw cycle (-10F, -25C)

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