B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Allium falcifolium is cold hardy
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
br. AMETHYST in dense 7.5cm. round heads, petals acuminate, Spring
GREY-GREEN, sickle sh.
|Height, in meters: 0.12
Height, in feet: 0.40
|Allium falcifolium sales history
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)|
|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|76||: Californian Native Plant Seed List|
|85||: Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)|
|94||: Natives of Rocky Mountain Area U.S.A.|
|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 falcifolium seeds will usually germinate in 30-365 days.
Allium falcifolium 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.