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Allium paradoxum (Bieb.) G. Don f.

Allium paradoxum

Credit: Tatyana Shulkina

Plant 20-30 cm in high. Bulbs globose, almost 1 cm diam., with grey-black papery tunics. Leaves solitary, linear, arching, ca. 20 cm x 0.5-2.5 cm, keeled, narrowed to base. Umbel with 2 to 10 nodding flowers, frequently with bulblets (up to 20). Perianth segments broadly campanulate, milk-white. V - early spring to beginning of summer. Fl - April-May (for 20 days). Does not produces fruits in zones 3, 4. P - freely by daughter bulbs (3-4 per plant). Prefers partial shade. Very attractive. Flowers resemble those of lily-of-the-valley. Good for the rock garden and spring flower beds. Z 3. New.

Caucasus (Dagestan, easern Transcaucaucasus), Central Asia (mountains of Turkmenia) and northern Iran. In shady places in forests.


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