Allium caesium

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 60-80 cm (2-2.6 ft)
Flower Colors: blue
Flower Season: early summer to mid summer
Life form: deciduous bulb

Allium caesium Schrenk - a deep blue form from Antoine Hoog. This Central Asian species is variable and occurs in a number of different forms and shades of blue. Previously I have grown a soft gray-blue form, but the dark blue form shown in the first picture is also attractive, flowering in early summer. The next two photos illustrate two more forms, collected from Central Asia by Arnis Seisums, showing the variability of the species. The flower heads are large and a beautiful pale yet rich milky blue color. Both photos taken in June 2004. All photos by Mark McDonough.

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