Allium flavum var. tauricum 'Hot Molasses'
the deepest red selection to date,
Photo by Mark
I selected and named 'Hot Molasses'
a few years ago. It's a
slow grower, with few stocky silver stems to about 10" (25 cm)
tall, and deep, burnt red-orange flowers. In the photo above,
taken in the dim light of dusk, the flowers are just beginning
to expand and show color. Notice how the developing buds
give no indication what color the flowers might actually be
until they're more mature and ready to open. The strong
stems are so powdered with farina as to appear silvery-blue.
Click here to see bloom heads that are further along.
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