Allium tolmiei

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Allium tolmiei (Hook.) Baker ex S.Watson

Alliaceae

Life form: bulb or tuber

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

40C / e7422b 

Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Amaryllidales

Allium tolmiei belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

Allium tolmiei was described by Marcus Eugene Jones in 1876. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Allium tolmiei 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.

Characteristics

Growth

The plants are comparatively fast-growing and short-lived.

Leaves

Allium tolmiei is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Allium tolmiei produces umbels of salmon-red flowers from March to April.

The plants produce ornamental brown loculicidal capsules in spring.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. They prefer sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 6 and 8. The plants need a soil depth of at least 20 centimetres for good growth.

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 60 to 90 centimetres.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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