Allium nutans - extra wide leaf form

 Allium nutans - extra wide leaf form, curled flower stems    copyright  2002 Mark McDonough

Photo by Mark McDonough

I once received a selected good form of Allium nutans, having bold grayish foliage.
However it pales in comparison to this stalwart selection. Unnamed thus far, this
superior selection has remarkably broad, thick, fleshy gray foliage that strongly twists.

In July and August (sometimes lasting into September), strongly winged scapes
appear showing the characteristic nodding buds (hence the name: nutans), although
the stems perhaps more coiled in this selection.  The buds eventually become erect
 and open into dense 2-1/2" to 3" balls of fragrant white flowers.

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