Allium woronowii is
obscure member of section melanocrommyum
from Turkey and neighboring Armenia. This particular form shown here, is robust
beautiful flowers heavily scented like carnations, or perhaps like lilacs (Syringa
The floral perfume is intoxicating and begs for repeat visits to take in the wonderful scent.
Grows 18" (45 cm) tall, with a dense, upright, low-domed cluster of beautiful pale purple
flowers, aging to pale lilac, and nicely accented with dark purple anthers.
In the photo below, the younger inflorescence shows the deeper flower
coloration, and 4-6 attractive basal leaves of silvery gray.
Photos by Mark
(taken May, 2002)
here for a gallery of Allium woronowii 'Handzorut', a
small variable form of the species from Handzorut, Armenia.
to the Allium 'melanocrommyum' gallery ]
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