Allium cyaneum

Allium cyaneum - a dwarf, mid to late summer flowering blue allium from China. Extremely variable, but typically a small plant 6" or less in height, with fine grassy foliage, and small pendant to semi-erect sprays of starry blue flowers, variable in color to pale grayish blue to deep cobalt blue. Albino forms are known but rare. Drawing by Mark McDonough. Photograph by Rimmer de Vries, who comments "this is typically offered as an impostor for Allium beesianum, but has super fine grass like foliage, is shorter, blooms later and the stamens extend beyond the tepals".

Allium cyaneum, Mark McDonoughAllium cyaneum, Rimmer de Vries

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