Allium carinatum L.
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Allium carinatum belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Allium carinatum was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
Allium carinatum 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 30 to 60 centimetres.
Allium carinatum is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Allium carinatum produces umbels of purple campanulate flowers from June to July.
The plants produce loculicidal capsules.
Allium carinatum is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of the British Isles and North Turkey and is naturalized in the British Isles.
The plants prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, sandy clay, loamy clay or peaty soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -18Â°C (USDA zone 7).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
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Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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