ALLIUM cyathophorum var. farreri
Height: 6-12" (15-30cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Purple ____________________________________
Subclass: Monocotyledonae (Monocotyledons) Superorder: Liliidae (Lily Superorder) Order: Liliales (Lily Order) Family: Alliaceae (Onion Family) Genus: Allium (Onion) Species: cyathophorum (with a cup), farreri (Farrer's) ____________________________________
Allium cyathophorum var. farreri is an interesting small hardy Allium for a scree or rockery. It forms a tight but spreading clump of grassy leaves about 8" high, with nodding clusters of deep purple flowers in summer.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Seed Pod Each small flower on the flower-head produces its own round seed pod.
Seed The seeds are black, segment-shaped, and very light. There are several seeds in a pod.
Seedling The seedling has a single, long, thin grass-like leaf.
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