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Keeled Garlic
Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: carinatum subsp. pulchellum
Additional cultivar information:(aka Pulchellum, Fireworks Pink)
Synonym:Allium flavum var. pulchellum
Synonym:Allium pulchellum

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Aromatic

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Aug 14, 2001, eltel from Macclesfield, CHESHIRE (Zone 8a) wrote:

Allium pulchellum. (Synonym Allium carinatum). Alliums are members of the Lilaceae family and most notable for onions and garlic. Even the culinary varieties produce attractive flowers. Fully hardy.