Allium zebdanense Allium neopolitanum

Sat, 21 Apr 2007 06:37:48 PDT
I looked  up  the monograph on Alliums of Dilys Davis. He  states that  A
neopolitanum is the valid name and that A. cowanii is an invalid synonym.
     The form known here known as A cowanii should probably be considered as
a form or selection of A. neopolitaum.  It is widely used here in the cut
flower industry, because it has long rigid upright stem with a good size
umbel of larger flowers, while A neopalitanum  has often  bend or even
rampant flower stems.

Lauw de Jager
South of France (zone 8 Olivier)

> I've read that much, maybe all, of the material commonly sold as Allium
> neapolitanum is in fact A. subhirsutum or other species.
> Here in zone 7, I've had trouble keeping stock received under the names A.
> cowanii and A. neapolitanum.

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