Allium carinatum

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Allium carinatum L.

Alliaceae

Life form: bulb or tuber

Exposure: sun   7

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay - Soil: peat

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 belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

Allium carinatum was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

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.

Characteristics

Allium carinatum - buds
Allium carinatum - flowers

Growth

The plants are comparatively long-lived and reach heights of 30 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

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.

Root System

Distribution

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.

Cultivation

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 -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • open areas

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Maintenance and Propagation

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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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