Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum

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Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum (G.Don) Bonnier & Layens

Alliaceae

Life form: bulb or tuber

Exposure: sun   7

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

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

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

82C / 7b4c9a 

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 carinatum subsp. pulchellum belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum was already described and the name validly published by George Don. It was Gaston Eugène Marie Bonnier and Georges de Layens, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum is a subspecies 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 reach heights of 30 to 45 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum produces umbels of purple campanulate flowers from July to August.

The plants produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum is native to France, Italy, Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, Eastern Europe, North Turkey and the Caucasus.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

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Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing or by bulblets.

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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