The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

Today’s story is dedicated to the luxurious bows, which for more than one year fascinate users of our site with their beauty.

To make it easier to navigate in their diversity, conditionally divide the bows into 3 groups:

  • high species and varieties-60-150 cm;
  • medium-30-60 cm;
  • low-15-30 cm and dwarf-barely reaching 5-15 cm.

High decorative bows

These are spectacular tapeworms that can be accents in complex mixborders, they are good in group planting on a background of shrubs or trees. These are mainly mountain views. Leaves grow early, bloom in may-June, after daffodils and tulips. They are good in cutting (in water are worth about 2 weeks). However, by the time of flowering their leaves often turn yellow and dry up, so high bows appropriate to plant in the background of the flower garden, providing neighbors who cover them with their leaves.

Allium macleanii

Allium macleanii, syn. Allium elatum reaches a height of 60-110 cm, width-15 cm.

The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

He comes from Central and South-East Asia.

Allium altissimum

Allium altissimum height 80-150 cm.

The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

He comes from Turkmenistan, Pamir-Alai; endemic.

Allium giganteum

Allium giganteum 1.5-2.0 m high.

The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

He comes from Central Asia.

Allium aflatunense

Allium aflatunense 1.0 m high.

The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

He comes from Central Asia.

Allium stipitatum

Allium stipitatum is about 1.4 m high and up to 10 cm wide; white-flowered varieties are particularly effective:

  • ‘Album’;
  • ‘Mount Everest’.
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The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

He comes from Central Asia.

Medium decorative bows

They are very beautiful: suitable for various flower beds, rockeries. The most effective during flowering. Can grow in an open Sunny place with dry soils, and in partial shade, and even in full shade (under the trees) on moist soils. Well tolerate transplant: they can be used to decorate voids after early vegetables. Mainly hardy; in one place grow 5-6 years.

Allium sphaerocephalum

Allium sphaerocephalum up to a height of 50-90 cm and a width of up to 8 cm

The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

He is a native of Europe, Northern Africa, and Western Asia.

Allium moly

Allium moly with a height of 15-25 cm Cultivar ‘Jeannine’ height of 30-40 cm, width 7 cm, umbrellas with a diameter of 8 cm.

The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

He comes from southern and South-Western Europe. Because of the Golden flowers it is called “Golden garlic”. In Greek means flower of the moly, which protects from evil spells.

Allium schoenoprasum

Allium schoenoprasum is 60 cm high and 7 cm wide.

The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

He comes from Europe, Asia, North America.

Allium odorum

Allium odorum, syn. Allium ramosum with a height of 25-50 cm

The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

He comes from China, Mongolia, where he is popular among food onions. It is also called “restaurant onions”. Amazing floral aroma. Blooms later than other species in August, throwing all new arrows.

Allium senescens

Allium senescens is 30-60 cm high.

The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

In nature, it is common in Europe, Siberia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China and Korea.

Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum 30-60 cm high.

The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

He comes from North America. The English call it ” lady’s bow.”

Allium schubertii

Allium schubertii is 30-60 cm high and 20 cm wide.

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The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

In nature, it is common from the Eastern Mediterranean to Central Asia. Incredibly beautiful and exotic.

Allium christophii

Allium christophii height of 30-60 cm and a width of 15-19 mm.

The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

He comes from Turkey, Central Asia; it is called the “star of Persia”.

Low and dwarf decorative bows

They seem to be created for rockeries and foreground flower beds. Unpretentious, grow well on dry rocky soils. Bloom in may and June.

Allium karataviense

Allium karataviense height of 10-25 cm and a width of 10 cm There are varieties with flowers ranging from light pink to dark purple color.

The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

He comes from South Asia. Very effective leaves: flat, gray-green, with a metallic luster.

Allium oreophilum

Allium oreophilum, syn. Allium ostrowskianum 5-20 cm high and 3 cm wide.

Decorative variety ‘Zwanenburg’ -Carmine-pink flowers.

The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

He comes from the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Allium paradoxum

Allium paradoxum height 20-30 cm.

The Most Spectacular Types and Varieties of Decorative Bows

He comes from Iran, Azerbaijan, Dagestan, Turkmenistan, where he was naturalized everywhere. The specific name is associated with an interesting feature: its leaves Central vein protrudes more strongly from the top, not from the bottom side, why they seem inverted.

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