Allium seed

Jack and Val
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 06:21:34 PDT
The onions that we eat are biennials, I believe, and should flower the second year.  Over wintering
often results in making the period to flowering shorter.  I’ve also been told that these seeds are only
viable for about 1 year.  The North American Rock Garden Society lists many ornamental alliums in its seed exchange.
By the way, one of the gardens at UC Davis uses elephant garlic as a flowering plant.

California in the Sierra Foothills.  Zone 8
On Jun 12, 2018, at 3:59 AM, David Pilling <> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 12/06/2018 04:38, Linda M Foulis wrote:
>> I'm looking for seed of the more common alliums.  Allium obliquum is first
>> on my list of wants.  My seed was too old and nothing germinated sadly.
>> I'm also looking for A. flavum, A. karataviense, A. oreophilum, A.
>> paniculatum, and A. sphaerocephalon.
> It is possible to grow onions from seed and get a crop inside six months - I wonder if any Alliums can be flowered that quickly.
> I grew Allium cristophii from seed and it took of the order of five years.
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> David Pilling
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