Jane McGary firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >I feel that A. rubrovittatum is too tall and >vigorous for a trough, but perhaps it would >not be in Lisa's climate in the Midwest. >I'd choose some of the really short-growing >western American alliums such as A. >siskiyouense or A. campanulatum, which >produce only two leaves per bulb, I think. 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. Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States email@example.com "New England" USDA Zone 5 ============================================== >> web site under construction - http://www.plantbuzz.com/ << alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, western american alpines, iris, plants of all types!