Friday, March 3, 2017

Allium togashii

Allium togashii from the Bunfight Fermi and Will 2004. I thought I had lost this lovely little Allium only reaching about 15cm in height with fluffy pale pink flowers in late summer. They look fluffy because the stamens and stigma all come out further than the petals on the flower making it look fluffy. The Allium has seeded down the side of a terra cotta pot, thankfully as I thought I had lost it, it is quite rare in Japan where it is endemic from Shikoku, Kankakei and Azuki and is not in any of my Alpine books on Japanese flora. It is grown in other parts of the world though listed on NAGS seed exchange at times. It requires good drainage and plenty of sun well worth trying from seed.

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