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15-80 cm. Leaves semi-cylindrical, hollow. Umbel hemispherical or spherical, densely many-flowered. Flowers bright blue. Good for group planting and as a cut flower.
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Ornamental Plants From Russia And Adjacent States Of The Former Soviet Union Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Description

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Bulb solitary, ovoid-globose, 1--1.5 cm in diam., with grayish brown or violet bulbels at base; tunic gray, subleathery to papery. Leaves 2 or 3, slightly shorter to slightly longer than scape, 1--3 mm wide, semiterete, sometimes fistulose, adaxially channeled, scabrous-denticulate, rarely subsmooth. Scape 15--65 cm, scabrous-denticulate or rarely subsmooth, covered with leaf sheaths for 1/4--1/2 its length. Spathe persistent. Umbel hemispheric to globose, densely many flowered, sometimes with a few bulblets, never with bulblets only. Pedicels equal, 2--3(--5) × as long as perianth, bracteolate. Perianth azure, rarely white; segments with darker midvein, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, equal, 4--6 mm, apex subobtuse; inner ones slightly wider than outer. Filaments 3/4 as long as to equaling perianth segments, connate at base and adnate to perianth segments; outer ones narrowly triangular; inner ones broadened for ca. 2/3 their length, to 2 × as wide as outer ones, with 1 obtuse tooth on each side. Style slightly exserted. Fl. and fr. May--Jun. 2 n = 16, 32.
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Flora of China Vol. 24: 199 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Wu Zhengyi, Peter H. Raven & Hong Deyuan
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Distribution

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Western Siberia, Central Asia and northwestern China. On saline soil, in semi-desert.
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Ornamental Plants From Russia And Adjacent States Of The Former Soviet Union Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Distribution

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N and W Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan].
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Flora of China Vol. 24: 199 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Habitat

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Deserts, dry pastures; 700--2000 m.
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Flora of China Vol. 24: 199 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Synonym

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Allium renardii Regel; A. urceolatum Regel.
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Flora of China Vol. 24: 199 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Allium caesium

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Allium caesium, light blue garlic, is a species of herbaceous perennial flowering plant native to central Asia (Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan). It grows in deserts and dry fields at elevations of 700–2,000 m (2,300–6,600 ft).[2]

Allium caesium is typically about 30–40 cm (12–16 in) tall, and grows best in full sun to partial shade.[3] It produces round bulbs up to 15 mm across. The scapes are up to 65 cm (26 in) tall. The leaves are round in cross-section, and slightly shorter than the scapes. The flowers are sky-blue.[2][4][5] They typically appear in the summer (June to August in England) and attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.[6] The Latin specific epithet caesium means “grey-blue”.[7]

In cultivation in the UK, this plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[8] In the US it is suitable for hardiness zones 4-7.[9]

References

  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ a b Flora of China v 24 p 199
  3. ^ "Allium caesium". Farmer Gracy. Retrieved 2021-05-27.
  4. ^ Schrenk, Alexander Gustav von. 1844. Bulletin de la Classe Physico-Mathématique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg 2: 113.
  5. ^ Regel, Eduard August von. 1873. Gartenflora 22:236.
  6. ^ "Allium caesium". Ballyrobert Gardens. Retrieved 2021-05-27.
  7. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 978-1845337315.
  8. ^ "Allium caesium". Royal Horticultural Society. 2002. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Allium caesium". www.johnscheepers.com. Retrieved 2021-05-27.
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Allium caesium: Brief Summary

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Allium caesium, light blue garlic, is a species of herbaceous perennial flowering plant native to central Asia (Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan). It grows in deserts and dry fields at elevations of 700–2,000 m (2,300–6,600 ft).

Allium caesium is typically about 30–40 cm (12–16 in) tall, and grows best in full sun to partial shade. It produces round bulbs up to 15 mm across. The scapes are up to 65 cm (26 in) tall. The leaves are round in cross-section, and slightly shorter than the scapes. The flowers are sky-blue. They typically appear in the summer (June to August in England) and attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. The Latin specific epithet caesium means “grey-blue”.

In cultivation in the UK, this plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. In the US it is suitable for hardiness zones 4-7.

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