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nutans x senescens
an unnamed hybrid
Seedlings from Allium nutans produce a wide
range of interesting progeny. The plant shown
above was selected for further breeding stock,
notable on account of the large, dense flower
heads, sturdy stems that are strongly winged,
and it's floriferous habit. Flower color is weak
but it's other attributes compensate and the
plant might pass along good characteristics
in further generations of seedlings.
(see larger, wider image)
my newest hybrid
This new hybrid is a 3rd or 4th generation
seedling of Allium 'Satellite'. It has larger
flower heads on a more compact plant, and
seems even more floriferous. The flower
color is a deeper, rosy-purple compared to
the pink flowers of 'Satellite', and it flowers
later too, from mid July - August, making a
good show of color for several weeks.
(larger image - view 1)
(larger image - view 2)
This selection is merely a dark color form of
the European A. senescens ssp. montanum,
notable on account of the handsome clumps of
shiny green strap-like foliage. The deep, ruddy
pink flowers in small, tight heads appear in late
summer, at it's peak the beginning of August.
This worthwhile selection has large umbels
of amethystine lilac flowers. The pale tepals
are complimented by deep pink ovaries and
long exserted stamens giving a pincushion
effect. As the florets become fertilized and
"go over" they age to a raspberry rose color.
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