Allium cuthbertii Small
Allium cuthbertii belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Allium cuthbertii was described by John Kunkel Small in 1903. The name is considered as validly published.
Allium cuthbertii is a species in the genus Allium which contains approximately 943 to 1011 species and belongs to the family of the Alliaceae (Garlic Family). The type species of the genus is Allium sativum.
The plants are comparatively long-lived and reach heights of 15 to 30 centimetres.
Allium cuthbertii is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Allium cuthbertii produces umbels of pink flowers from May to June.
The plants produce loculicidal capsules.
Allium cuthbertii is native to Florida and Georgia.
The plants prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12Â°C (USDA zone 8).
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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