It's an impressive short stem allium widespread around Iran and Transcaucasia. I saw many forms of this species and all ones are exclusively beautiful although the absence of vegetative propagation makes it rare in gardens. Fortunately, the offered form has this important quality. A. akaka is a habitant of exclusively dried spots in the wild and needs many sun and good drainage in garden. First time in my catalogue!
Allium altissimum GOLIATH
Probably the tallest alliums. Flower stem can reach 170 cm. high.
From Baisun-tau range, Uzbekistan. This allium has the most large and spectacular umbel among all alliums - up to 35 cm in diameter. So it looks like firework. A true exclusive very rare in collections.
Native from Western states of USA and Canada. The small plant 15 cm only with relatively large umbel. The bulbs of a strange form resembling colchicum ones.
Tazhikistan. Compact umbel with prolonged flowers little by little goes increasing and turn into an umbel of a candelabrum like form. Need sun and dry soil since the flowering time. Propagation with seeds mainly.
Tadzhikistan. White flowers with green central veins along petals and red anthers makes a nice composition. Stem 40-50 cm high.
Collected near Stawropol. It's other subspecies of A. decipiens which grows in wild in The N. Caucasus region. In contradistinction with A. decipiens it is an habitant of open places. In garden flower stem can reach 80 cm. First time in the catalogue.
Allium decipiens ssp. quercetorum
Grows in the wild in dark deciduous forests of Crimea. This unusual condition rare for members of the genus puts the plant in absolutely exceptional place among alliums. Possible it is a single large allium which is well in shaded places of a garden. The flower stem I m high. A very long flowering. Propagation with seeds only. This allium often is confused with Allium nigrum cirillii which grows in Crimea too, but differs well from Allium decipiens ssp. quercetorum.
Grown in very limited place near Caspian sea is able grow well in semishade like Crimeasemi shadedecipiens ssp. quercetorum, but this one is larger, has beautiful leaves and flowers with wide pointed petals. Among my favorites!
They are seedlings of plants collected in Iran (SLIZE 98-216). Flower stem is very short. Umbel of fine construction composed with many long petal flowers. First time in my catalogue.
Allium hirtifolium ALBUM
A white form of one among the tallest alliums. Flowering plants can reach up to 1,5 m. The leaves are dark green relatively short. It is very close to Allium altissimum. All cultivated now plants was brought from Iran (Zagros mnt.) by expedition of Brian Mathew in 1963 year.
Allium hollandicum ALBUM
There are two errors in one traditional name. It is an allium of unknown origin selected in Holland with very light lilac purple flowers.
From Tadzhikistan. Have short and beautiful leaves, like A. karataviense, but the stem is relatively long and can reach 40 cm.
It is a result of crossing of two short stem alliums A. alexejanum x A. newskianum. A single seed got from this combination gave my a wonderful plant robust like Allium GIMLI, bul better propagated and having very wide leaves.
A beautiful allium with exclusively dense spherical umbel very hardy in outdoors. The high merits of this allium was used by selectors to get many well known garden hybrids.
From mountain meadows of Crimea. Very like to Allium saxatile, but more tiny reaching in flowering time 25 cm. Late flowering in September. Need full sun and good drainage.
Allium marschalliana form
I can suppose that this allium collected by me in Crimean steppes near Black sea is a wild hybrid between two well known species A. saxatile and A. marschalliana because in color of anthers are presented colors of both species: rose and yellow. The plants 3 time larger then A. maschalliana plants. At other side this opinion must be tested still, because these plants flower very late, later then all supposed parents. First time offered.
Some years ago I collected this mysterious plant in locus classicus in Crimea where are saved some microscopic populations. "Mysterious" because descriptions and pictures found in special literature and Internet was contradictory. Now after long time of observation for these plants in my garden I have my own opinion. They are not the smallest Nectaroscordum as they often write . They are large plants taller than N. siculum and they give up a first place in this sign to N. tripedale only. The flower stalks have intermediate length between N. tripedale and N. siculum so umbel has own unique form. Plants of Crimean population have very light rose next to white flowers. First time in my catalogue.
Allium (Nectaroscordum) siculum
Widespread in Balkan. Grows well under trees and in other shady places of a garden. Offered plants are seedlings variable a little in flower coloring.
Collected in Armenia. This species is unusual with its long lobes of anthers stalks so that they are more notable then petals of flower. 60 cm tall. Flowers in the middle of summer.
Allium pseudoampeloprasum GARNI
I noted that this allium found near Garni (Armenia) and identified by me as A. ampeloprasum nevertheless differs from A. ampeloprasum got from European sources although absence of stem bulbs makes me think so. Now I have to change my point of view, because in 2011 year first time the plants have given multiple small bulbs on the stems. So it's other form of very beautiful allium pseudoampeloprasum unknown in gardens. Taller then the form above and reaches 0,8-1 m. high.
Leaves are the same coloring like below, but they are erect
and most multiple then leaves of ssp. rosenbachianum. Stem 1 m high. Flowers wine red. This alliums was found by me
some kilometers away from the population of A. ros. ssp. rosenbachianum near Razjon village.
Wonderful allium found by me in Tadzhikistan and identified as
the true A. rosenbachianum. Has nothing in common with alliums traditionally sold under this name.
It has wide often plicated leaves of unusual salad green coloring. Umbel 19 cm across, rose purple, on stem 70 cm long.
A hybrid plant from free pollination of Allium rosenbachianum ssp. kwakense. It's a copy of subspecies, but is larger and able to give annually two bulbs. It makes this plant much more perspective for gardens comparing with Allium rosenbachianum ssp. kwakense which almost has not vegetative reproduction.
Collected by me in Tadzhikistan. The most large form of A. stipitatum I have seen and the most large allium of my collection.
A first attempt to bring in gardens this species. Was collected in a highland steppe of Armenia. In wild they was modest plants 20 cm high only with 3-4 relatively big starry flowers. Now in garden they have nothing with wild plants. Stem up to 50 cm high and nice multi flowered umbel. First time.
Possible it's a champion of the length of the flowering time. My plants start flowering in August and flower up to first frosts and snow in November.
From N. America. Curious bulbs reminded small potatoes. The young bulbs they form on long stolons. Star shaped flowers of soft lilac coloring. Flowering in midsummer.
Now some varieties of large alliums with spherical white umbel are grown in gardens. This is the largest.
Turkey. An allium of medium size in the wild which in garden condition transforms to relatively large plant with wonderful bluish leaves and flat umbel.
The plants found in Karacharvo-Cherkesia (N. Caucasus). They are smaller comparing with garden varieties and have very light blue flowers. In wild they grow under trees but sunny position in garden gives a good result too.
The leaf has a specific form with 5 leaflets on long stalks. Upper part of the spathe is purple inside. All A. amurense forms will be better in shade and semi shade with rare lifting or disturbing. Dormant tubers are tolerated to winter frosts and did not died in any strong winter.
Arisaema amurense NAKHODKA
Spathe is green striped white. The leaf is divided into 7 (!) leaflets.
Asrisaema amurense ssp. robustum
Plants have green striped white spathe and leaf with 5 rhombic dark green leaflets.
Asrisaema amurense VOSTOK
Spathe is striped white light purple at the base.
Arisaema ciliatum var. liubaense
Native from Himalayas. Up to 1.0 m high with umbrella like leaf. Is able to pass winter in soil, but the dry keeping in storage is preferable.
I lift tubers every autumn and keep them in a dry storage up to time of planting in April-May. I have information that the tubers are able to pass winter in ground here if the planting were deeper. Flowering in June.
A long area from Far East up to Africa. A good grower. Needs more sun comparatively with many other arisaemas and grow well in open places. Tolerated to winter frosts.
Large plants reached 1 m high (Sometime 2 m). Deep planting gives a possibility to grow them in outdoors.
Plants found by me in central part of The N. Caucasus (Alania). It has snow white spathe bordered narrow purple line and much more beautiful comparing with Arum italicum always grown in European gardens. Needs permanently wet ground and shade or semi shade.
Widespread in Transcaucasia. Muscari shaped plants with wide leaves. The sterile flowers disposed on the top of the vertical raceme are violet. The fertile ones change color from green to violet and white and brown in the end. They need full sun and good drainage.
Bellevalia speciosa (syn. B. sarmatica)
The species grows on large spaces along Black Sea Northern coast and in The Caucasus in low parts of mountains and steppe regions. Propagation with seeds mainly.
A small colchicum flowering early spring with relatively large flowers and short tube. Hardy.