Allium 2012

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Thanks Mark

to simple to think of

Stephen

Do you have a link to your FB  ;D site ??

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Stephen Barstow
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Lori S.
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Catching up with a few alliums...
Allium ovalifolium v. ovalifolium:
   

Allium nutans - still not yet in bloom:
 

Allium ostrowskianum and A. moly:
 

Allium obliquum; Allium giganteum(?):
 

I got lazy with the records one year and failed to note this one on the map... but I think I've come to the right place for an ID... ;)

Allium cernuum and Dianthus fragrans:

Lori
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bulborum
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Hello Lori

Your Allium giganteum is sure wrong labelled
Here a picture from the real one
see the different shape of the petals

Roland

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Lori S.
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Thanks, Roland.  If I recall correctly now, I think it's 'Globemaster'... does that fit?  Here's another photo of the same plants:

http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/BigBallAlliums

Lori
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-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

bulborum
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Here is the picture from the real Allium Globemaster
not sure if yours is Allium Globemaster
My picture is a pour plant

yours looks more as Allium Gladiator
The bulbs are easy to recognise
large and flat , double wide as high

The bad story
Allium Gladiator is often sold as Allium Globemaster or A. giganteum in the trade

Roland

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Lori S.
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The bulbs were planted so long ago that I don't recall the shape... though it certainly sounds memorable and I don't remember planting any alliums that were shaped so unusually ('Gladiator' - "large and flat, double wide as high").  I haven't had any reason to dig them up since, but if I do, I will take note. 

Lori
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bulborum
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Globemaster also has a "double" flowerstem
it looks if there are two stems stick together

Roland

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Palustris
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Anyone know anything about Allium loratum. got a pot full of the bulbs, but no cultural, geographical or indeed any information on it?
TIA

Lori S.
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We might as well post a link to the answer to the same question about A. loratum, posted at SRGC, rather than have anyone have to type it all out again:
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=8329.msg252566#msg252566

Lori
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