Allium schoenoprasum 'Curly Mauve'

Allium schoenoprasum 'Curly Mauve'    copyright  2004 Mark McDonough

Allium schoenoprasum 'Curly Mauve'
- In the photo above, the freshly emerging clumps take on
an ethereal sea urchin imitation, appearing bluish-gray color in the late afternoon light.  Two weeks
later, as shown in the photo below, the narrow leaf threads continue to build into a wild frenzy of
spidery gray-green foliage

Allium schoenoprasum 'Curly Mauve'    copyright  2004 Mark McDonough


Finally in June, a mass of grayish-lavender blooms atop forests of stout green stems appear
(see below), nearly transforming the bizarre leaf rosettes into a quasi-normal chive look.  For the
opposite extreme, check out Allium altyncolicum, a chive relative first described in 1987.

Allium schoenoprasum 'Curly Mauve'    copyright  2004 Mark McDonough

Photos by Mark McDonough

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