ALLIUM obliquum

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ALLIUM obliquum

Twisted Leaf Garlic
Select Item No. AA236

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Alliaceae
Origin: Romania to Northwestern China and Siberia
Special Features: Thick spherical umbels of dozens of greenish-yellow flowers. An interesting alternative to the many purple flowering selections.
 
Basic Colour: (green)
Flower Colour: greenish-yellow
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: narrow, linear, keeled, blue-green
Growth Habit: upright, erect / bulbous
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average / clay
Location:
Characteristics: beneficial plant
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.07692 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
325
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
8 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 6 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 6-8 weeks to flower.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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