Keeled garlic (Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum)
Favorite of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Winterhardy perennial bulb
Height 30-60 cm
Width 15-45 cm
Spacing 15 cm
Flowering time August
Site sunny and partially shade, well drained, chalky, sandy soil
Propagation bulblets, seeds, dividing
Charming Allium for late summer when many dusty-lilac bells dangle from massed slender stems. Retains its colour when dried. Spreads rapidly.
It remains ornamental in the garden well into autumn.
Good cut flower in fresh and dried arrangements.