schoenoprasum 'Curly Mauve'
Photo by Mark
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
plants. This selection had obviously crossed with one of the larger
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,
clumps appear as blue-gray fountains of curled foliage. Intriguing!
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