Allium woronowii

 Allium woronowiii    copyright  2002 Mark McDonough

 Allium woronowii is a rather obscure member of section melanocrommyum 
from Turkey and neighboring Armenia. This particular form shown here, is robust with
beautiful flowers heavily scented like carnations, or perhaps like lilacs (Syringa vulgaris).
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.

 Allium woronowiii    copyright  2002 Mark McDonough

Photos by Mark McDonough
(taken May, 2002)

Click here for a gallery of Allium woronowii 'Handzorut', a
small variable form of the species from Handzorut, Armenia.


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