Allium victorialis L.
Allium victorialis belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Allium victorialis was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
Allium victorialis 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 reach heights of 15 to 30 centimetres.
Allium victorialis is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Allium victorialis produces umbels of white flowers from July to August.
The plants produce loculicidal capsules.
Allium victorialis is native to to the mountain regions of Europe with the exception of Sicily and the British Isles, the Caucasus, the Himalaya, West-Siberia, East Siberia, Sakhalin, the Kamtschatka Peninsula, China, Korea and Japan.
The plants prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- open areas
- woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)
The recommended planting distance is 25 centimetres, the plants are best planted in groups of 5 to 10.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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