Allium flavum var. tauricum 'Pastel Parasol'
early flowering dwarf white selection

Allium flavum var. tauricum 'Pastel Parasol'    copyright  2001 Mark McDonough

Photo by Mark McDonough

The very first selection of A. flavum var. tauricum to
flower is one named 'Pastel Parasol'.  It demonstrates
the extreme variability with the "tauricum" progeny,
growing only 3" tall, a true dwarf with prostrate foliage.
It's also unique on account of the near-white flowers
and an impressive floriferous tendency. Many of the
"tauricums" have spring foliage that is completely
prostrate, but typically these eventually turn or bend
upwards to a modest height of 8" - 12" (20 - 30 cm).
In this selection, the whole affair stays close to the
ground. The fragrant flowers appear in June.
Click here to see a close-up view of the flowers.

Above the plant and to the right, is a pink-flowered
plant named 'Pink Parasol', a sibling selection.

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