Allium schoenoprasum 'Curly Mauve'

 Allium schoenoprasum 'Curly Mauve'  ghostly spider-like leaf clumps    copyright  2002 Mark McDonough

Photo by Mark McDonough

Allium schoenoprasum 'Curly Mauve' is one of my favorite chive cultivars.  I've
grown a number of forms of chives, several of which were small, prostrate growing
plants.  This selection had obviously crossed with one of the larger chive cultivars,
resulting in in this wonderful medusan variety unlike no other.  I have nicknamed it
"curly chives" for it's strong, irregular curling habit.

In this view, after 5 weeks of growth and photographed on a dewy morning, the
clumps appear as blue-gray fountains of curled foliage.  Intriguing!

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