Allium woronowii is
obscure member of section melanocrommyum
from Turkey and neighboring Armenia. This particular form shown here,
collected in Handzorut, Armenia, and is said to be variable. The
was selected and named by Janis Ruksans. The foliage is long,
slender, and very silver. In the photo above, the bud can be seen
just emerging from the center.
In the photo below, the stem has lengthened to about 8"-10" (20
- 25 cm)
in height, and the brownish pink flowers just beginning to break through
the bud spathe.
Photos by Mark
(taken May, 2001)
full anthesis, the small head of bloom
is nice enough, with
a sweet pleasant scent, but not nearly as showy as the more
robust forms that are also available. Janis Ruksans also
sells a cultivar named 'Spitak', collected in the Spitak
region of Armenia, which is more robust and has flowers
sweetly scented like carnations... reminiscent of the
unnamed species shown in the gallery below.
here for a gallery of a taller robust form of Allium woronowii
to the Allium 'melanocrommyum' gallery ]
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