Allium roseum

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 30-45 cm (1-1.5 ft)
Flower Colors: pink
Flower Season: late spring to early summer

Allium roseum L. is a rather uncommon Mediterranean species with pink flowers. It produces many bulbils and bulblets in one season which makes it invasive in some places. Growers in Mediterranean climates beware! This bulb is mass produced by the Dutch and can easily be obtained through regular bulb catalogs or the internet. Photo 1 was taken in habitat by Angelo Porcelli. Photos 2-4 were taken by Nhu Nguyen growing in a Mediterranean bed in Berkeley, California. Notice the numerous bulbils on the inflorescence.

Last picture shows a plant in Martin Bohnet's temperate garden, where the usually also pinkish plants in one year went totally white, indicating a climate influence on coloration.

Allium roseum, Angelo PorcelliAllium roseum, Nhu NguyenAllium roseum, Nhu NguyenAllium roseum, Nhu NguyenAllium roseum, Martin Bohnet

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