Gethyum atropurpureum


Just something delightfully odd today, but not something I have actually grown. This is Gethyum atropurpureum, a bulb that flowers in spring and comes from Santiago, Chile. It is related to alliums and has unusual, brownish flowers. It is fairly hardy but needs dryness when cold and a summer, dry rest so will never be something to grow outside in the UK.





3 Comments on “Gethyum atropurpureum”

  1. derrickjknight
    January 31, 2017 at 9:25 am #

    Elegant stars

  2. John davies
    March 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

    Funny that but this has just grown and flowered for me in my lawn in Birmingham

    • thebikinggardener
      March 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

      Really!!!! That is extraordinary. Where on earth did it come from? Lucky you!

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