this might even be from you originally! I bought the bulbs around 2001 from Discovery Bulbs which was run by Murray Cubis and I'm sure he was a member of NARGS at that time. I did get seed from you via the NARGS 2000 Seedex but never got them to flowering size
Here's another look at the flower-head and the buds are now upright and their florets about to pop,
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Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
... I still haven't cleaned my Allium seed collections from this year, must do so, then sow, and any surplus I will offer up here.
How's the seed cleaning going, Mark; I've collected A. acutiflorum seed but lucked out with the western Americans. However I have a number of Allium species seed from Overseas to sow soon!
These pics are from a couple of weeks ago,
Allium sphaerocephalon, one of the commoner "drumstick" types, which seems to develop a lean despite being in good sun; I didn't get a pic in its earlier phase with the green (immature buds) top and purple lower part being the open flowers,
Hey Mark. Curious if you ever figured out the species of this Allium. I have one label Allium sp. that I received from Karen at Laporte which im pretty sure is from PK's Kazakhstan collection.
Hi Nick, are you referring to my post on Page 3, Post# 27 in this topic? If so, then yes, I had a very detailed go around with Kazakhstan Allium expert Vladimir Epiktetov, and we were trying to narrow it down between Allium lineare and strictum; Vladimir convinced me that strictum was the right ID.
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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