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Allium callimischon

Pronunciation: AL-ee-um
Family: Liliaceae
Common Name: Allium
Plant Type:
  • bulb, tuber, corm
Height to: 14"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
Sun Exposure:
  • full shade
Bloom Season:
  • late summer
  • early autumn
  • mid autumn
Bloom Description: Allium callimischon bear loose umbels, 1" across, of 8-25 cup shaped, white or pale pink flowers
Soil Type: Fertile, well drained soil
Pests and Diseases: Bulb rots caused by soil-borne fungi are common under damp conditions, white rot, mildew, rust, smut, fungal leaf spots, onion fly, thrips
Propagation: Sow Allium callimischon seed in containers in cold frame, when ripe or in spring. Some may take 2 years tp germinate. Remove offsets of bulbous species in autumn and replant 2-4" deep, divide clump forming, rhizomatous species in spring and replant at or just below the soil surface
Native to: Greece and Western Turkey
Winter Sowing Zones: 5-8
Notes for Identification:

Allium callimischon is a ulbous perennial with grass like, linear, stem clasping, mid green leaves, to 12" long. Data source: the american horticultural society a to z encyclopedia of garden plants

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
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