Allium chinense G.Don
Allium chinense, commonly known as rakkyo, belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Allium chinense was described by George Don in 1827. The name is considered as validly published.
Allium chinense 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.
Allium chinense is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
The flowers of Allium chinense are arranged in umbels.
The plants produce loculicidal capsules.
Allium chinense is native to China.
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 -18Â°C (USDA zone 7).
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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