Bulbs forum: Allium Forelock

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 29, 2012 4:33 AM CST
I planted these bulbs last fall.The garden store said height 36-42 inches.These are 57 inches. What a wierd looking plant.I love it.
These just opened.I'll photo in a few days more.

Name: Bulborum Botanicum
France (Zone 8b)
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bulborumbotanic
Jun 3, 2012 1:28 AM CST
I know the grower
At the growers place they grow over two meter tall

Roland

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 2:51 AM CST
I think the blooms are so unusual. The 5 I have would look better if it was 15.We composted the garden last fall and everything seems to be twice as big this spring.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 3, 2012 9:30 AM CST

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I've not seen anything like that Jo Ann. Very nice. Do I sense an additional buy? Was it a garden center find?

Hi Roland. Great photos. Beautiful Avatar as well. Is that an Arisaema?
Evan
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 9:37 AM CST
I found them on J Scheepers Beauty from bulbs.
I doubt they will have enough universal appeal to warrent a mass coverage of garden center stores much less HD and Lowes.

White Flower Farm might have them .I think I saw them there when I googled for more info.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 3, 2012 12:29 PM CST

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Thanks for the sources Jo Ann.
Evan
Name: Bulborum Botanicum
France (Zone 8b)
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bulborumbotanic
Jun 3, 2012 2:25 PM CST
Yes my avatar is Arisaema kiushianum
he (or she) just start flowering here

The Forelock is found in Turkey probably near Armenia or Iran
by the late Van Duin (he didn't remember the exact place)
it is probably an Allium amethystinum selection

First it was sold as cut-flower
sins a few years as bulb
They grow easy from seed
if you harvest the bulbs
keep them warm (+22ÂșC) and dry them well for a ventilator
they rot easy if stored cold and not well dried

as you can see they produce plenty seeds

Roland

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 3:52 PM CST
Thanks for the info Roland.I like anything out of the ordinary and these were definatly something unusual.
Name: Bulborum Botanicum
France (Zone 8b)
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bulborumbotanic
Jun 3, 2012 4:27 PM CST
As you can see there are different flower shapes
because they are multiplied by seeds

Roland
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Jun 4, 2012 2:37 AM CST
Ohhhhh !!!! I looked on Google and notices some that are different shaps and lengths of "top-knots "
I will get more bulbs from Scheepers this fall. The 5 that are there just dont make much of a visual impact. I wonder if next years crop of bulbs will produce plants that are this tall.The ones I have now are 57 inches. They sure stand out on the row.

They are oddly graceful.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 4, 2012 5:25 PM CST

Plants Admin

Great information Roland. How long from seed to blooming size?

Your A. kiushianum photograph is very nice. Would you mind adding it to the database? Japanese Cobra Lily (Arisaema kiushianum)
Evan
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Jun 5, 2012 3:21 AM CST
Welcome to All Things Plants Roland.You have been very helpfull.I see we almost share a birthday.Mine is the 8th.

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