Allium tolmiei (Hook.) Baker ex S.Watson
Allium tolmiei belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Allium tolmiei was described by Marcus Eugene Jones in 1876. The name is considered as validly published.
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.
The plants are comparatively fast-growing and short-lived.
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.
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.
The recommended planting distance is 60 to 90 centimetres.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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