• Allium obliquum
  • Allium obliquum - often with a gracefully drooping flowerhead
  • Allium obliquum
  • Allium obliquum
    Allium obliquum

Allium obliquum

Lop Sided Onion, Twisted Leaf Onion
Size: ex 1.5L pots

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£5.99

Quick Overview

  • Unusual greenish-yellow flowers
  • Tall umbels to 90cm
  • Glaucous foliage
  • Well-drained soil
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Description

Allium obliquum has a large range across Eastern Europe to Central Asia and was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753 but is still relatively rare in cultivation in British gardens. It has an unusual colour for an Allium with densely-packed globular umbels of pale yellow to greenish-yellow flowers with the green colouration of the outer petals of the unopened buds adding to the greenish tones. The filaments are long and white with yellow anthers and they protrude significantly from the perianth, softening its appearance and adding to the hazy mix of colours.

Allium obliquum is a tall plant growing to about 90cm with some of the umbels occasionally nodding in a graceful upside-down U-shaped arch. The glaucous foliage is an attractive contrast.

Recommended. Somewhat rare. Very choice. Very limited quantities.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Amaryllidaceae
Sub-Family Allioideae
Synonyms Allium exaltatum, Allium luteum, Allium porrum, Allium ramosum, Camarilla obliqua, Cepa obliqua, Geboscon obliquum, Moenchia obliqua
Geographical Origin China: NW Xinjiang; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Mongolia; Russia; and a relic population in Romania in the Cheile Turzii natural reservation area, Trascau Mountains, Cluj County
Cultivation Moist yet well-drained soil. Full sun
Eventual Height 90cm
Eventual Spread 50cm
Hardiness Hardy, bulbous perennial

Allium obliquum

Lop Sided Onion, Twisted Leaf Onion
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£5.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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