B and T World Seeds' reference number:
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
LILAC-PURPLE, cup sh., dense umbel
(orig. prov. Hissar Mtns. Tadjikistan)
|Height, in meters: 0.5
Height, in feet: 1.65
|Allium cupuliferum seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|6||: Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List|
|9||: Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)|
|46||: Mediterranean Natives and Introduced Plant Seeds|
|72||: Russian Native and Introduced Plants (Central)|
|106||: Central Asian Native Plant Seed List|
|161||: Edible Flowers|
|Some flowers are poisonous if not cooked. Some are only edible while in bud. Identify and correctly prepare all flowers before eating. Do not eat flowers that have been sprayed with weedkiller or other chemicals.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Allium cupuliferum seeds will usually germinate in 30-365 days.
Allium cupuliferum seeds need to be "overwintered" before they will germinate.
Stratification; cold treatment or vernalization. Seeds of some species need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
Place in fridge for 4 weeks.