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Allium oreophilum C. A. Mey.

Plant 10-25 cm. Bulbs ovoid-globose, up to 2 cm diam., with greyish papery tunics. Leaves 2, linear, ca. 20 cm x 1.-1.5 cm broad. Umbels hemispherical to spherical, loose, 7-8 cm diam., pediceles subequal. Perianth segments broadly campanulate, pink-purple. V - May to September. Fl - mid June to mid July. Fr - July-August. P - by daughter bulbs. Good drainage is necessary, does not tolerate excess watering. Does well in full sun, can also grow in partial shade. Good for the rock garden, for group planting. Z 4 (3).

Caucasus (Dagestan), Central Asia (Dzungaro-Tarbagatay, Pamiro Alay, Tien Shan) and northwestern China. On rocky slopes in the upper mountain zones.


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