nigrum 'pink form'
nigrum 'pink form' -
originally received as Allium auctum, that name has been
long considered a synonym of Allium nigrum. Allium nigrum is one of
the few eastern to
central European members of the melanocrommyum alliums, usually seen in a
creamy white form, with very dark green to near black central ovaries
(hence the species
name). But the species is also known to occur in lilac, pink or mauve
these are less commonly encountered in cultivation.
This plant is very slow growing, taking many years to reach flowering from
flowers are a memorable silvery-lilac-pink color, with light green
foliage is heavy textured, gray, and evenly tapered to a point, in good
the flowers appear. In the photo below, the two stems of A. nigrum
'pink form' (center)
grow next to Allium decipiens (right), flowering at the same time and same
Photos by Mark
(taken May/June 2001)
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