New Allium hybrids - gallery 4


Allium 'Meteor Shower' was selected in 2005 and named in 2007, being among the more distinctive hybrids
to date. As with many of the hybrids in my garden, this represents an amalgamation of influence from a number
of species, mostly comprised of Allium nutans, senescens, and angulosum.  This hybrid has very narrow foliage
(like A. angulosum), but slightly twisting (showing nutans/senescens lineage), large hemispherical heads (along
the lines of A. senescens), and intensely colored buds with a point of light color at the tip (a definite angulosum
influence).  The effect is most striking in bud, with rather large, extra wide heads of equally spaced, intensely-
colored florets of rose-pink.  The stems reach 12-14" tall, a magnet for bees and butterflies in the August heat.


Allium 'Meteor Shower'   copyright  2007 Mark McDonough


Allium 'Meteor Shower'   copyright  2007 Mark McDonough

 


Allium 'Meteor Shower'  close-up view,   copyright  2007 Mark McDonough


Allium 'Meteor Shower'  close-up view,   copyright  2007 Mark McDonough

Photos by Mark McDonough

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