Allium platycaule - cultivated plants
by Mark McDonough
In this photo, one gets to compare the mature flower
heads of Allium platycaule (the dense, hemispherical,
pink-flowered plants) with the emerging flower heads
of Allium falcifolium (2 bloom heads on the left). As
can be seen, A. falcifolium has more tubular-shaped
florets, of a deeper wine purple color, in a more open,
loosely flowered head. The foliage tends to be more
narrow, but is otherwise similar to Allium platycaule.
Both are excellent rock garden allium species.
The photo was taken the end of May.
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