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By Flcrazy


Blooming onion (Allium Schubertii)

Isn't this the coolest looking ornamental onion you've ever seen...lol. It's larger than a basketball ! It's called Allium Schubertii. I've been after this one for years, finally found it last Fall.



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Lovely photo. I have just bought this Allium and just waiting for it to bloom :)

18 May, 2009

 

wow FL that is huge

18 May, 2009

 

~saw it at The Malvern show and have ordered two from an ebay grower ~I think it is faantastic!

18 May, 2009

 

Fabulous! Our alliums here, at this moment, have large buds about to open.

18 May, 2009

 

AMAZING! its incredible, or inedible! Lol

18 May, 2009

 

both I think!

18 May, 2009

 

He..he Arlene!

18 May, 2009

 

LOL..., very clever ladies and very correct too....lol !
Sunblest, hope I didn't ruin your surprise....
Cool David, which varieties do you have, and more importantly, are they going to make me crave chocolate....????....;-)

19 May, 2009

 

Might do, Fl! Have but one this year, a variety named "Beau Regarde". It is representing Violet Beauregard, the gum-chewing brat in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" who ate the stick of gum which was a 3-course meal, and turned into a...giant blueberry!! Well, have been able to grow this allium alongside blueberries (including a dwarf variety called "Top Hat" (for Willy Wonka's trademark headwear) by keeping the berries in pots of ericaceous compost. A marvellous double-act for our theme! Also here is Hemerocallis "Blueberry Cream", which is now in leaf and, I hope, will flower this year, being fairly new. So, if the chocolate theme isn't enough, could this lot persuade you to reach into the freezer/refridgerator for the desserts, haha?

19 May, 2009

 

I remember himnow in the movie, how ingenous David, you have all the bases covered ! BTW....,how did you know I LOVED blueberries ....!! You're killing me here...lol . I can see what I'll be stocking the fridge with this week....., thanks David !....;-)

19 May, 2009



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