Allium neapolitanum Cirillo
Allium neapolitanum, commonly known as daffodil garlic, flowering onion, belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Allium neapolitanum was described by Domenico Maria Leone Cirillo in 1788. The name is considered as validly published.
Allium neapolitanum 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 20 to 40 centimetres.
Allium neapolitanum is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Allium neapolitanum produces umbels of white flowers from May to June.
The plants produce loculicidal capsules.
Allium neapolitanum is native to France, the Iberian Peninsula, the Apennine Peninsula, the Balkan Peninsula, Turkey and the Mediterranean.
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 -12Â°C (USDA zone 8).
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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