Allium picture on the wiki

Mary Sue Ittner
Fri, 17 Oct 2003 07:42:04 PDT
Dear All,

Some time ago Jane McGary loaded a very pretty picture of a yellow Allium 
on the wiki. Since Allium is a very large genus and Mark  McDonough has 
created quite a number of  Allium pages to make it more manageable,  I am 
sure a lot of us are not exactly sure which Allium page to put pictures on. 
So this picture had not made it to a wiki page, but I thought a lot of you 
would enjoy seeing it.…

It reminds me of Triteleia ixioides.

Mark says that it is  Allium scorzonerifolium ssp. xericiense, which is 
superior to the species as it is more floriferous. The species has bulbils 
in the inflorescence and only a few bright yellow flowers; "xericiense"  is 
the showy non-bulbilliferous form.  On the other hand the species is 
hardier and slow to increase so it makes a nice plant except it is small so 
needs to be protected from plant competition.  Mark has lost this 
subspecies in  his New England Zone 5  three or four times and has 
concluded he may have to overwinter it indoors to keep it going. I have 
added Jane's picture to the Miscellaneous Onion page for now.

Maybe Jane can tell us how she grows it.

Mary Sue
PBS List Administrator, Wiki Worker, TOW Coordinator (Whew!)

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