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National Plant Collection of Allium schoenoprasum

Accessions list, June 2022


Allium schoenoprasum (the most common is a purple coloured flower, this picture is on the lighter side)


This is a list of accessions grown in the Collection in 2022.

Allium schoenoprasum 'Biggy'       

Allium schoenoprasum 'Black Isle Blush'       

Allium schoenoprasum 'Bohemia'       

Allium schoenoprasum broad-leaved       

Allium schoenoprasum 'Cassis Ice'       

Allium schoenoprasum 'Cha Cha'       

Allium schoenoprasum 'Corsican White'        

Allium schoenoprasum 'Curly Mauve'       

Allium schoenoprasum 'Elbe'       

Allium schoenoprasum extra fine       

Allium schoenoprasum fine-leaved       

Allium schoenoprasum 'Forescate'       

Allium schoenoprasum 'Middleman'       

Allium schoenoprasum paler purple colour flower      

Allium schoenoprasum 'Pink Bere'        

Allium schoenoprasum 'Pink One'        

Allium schoenoprasum 'Pink Perfection'       

Allium schoenoprasum 'Pink Perfection' variations       

Allium schoenoprasum 'Polar Bere'       

Allium schoenoprasum 'Polystar' PBR      

Allium schoenoprasum 'Polyvit'       

Allium schoenoprasum 'Purple One'        

Allium schoenoprasum 'Rising Star'       

Allium schoenoprasum 'Silver Chimes'       

Allium schoenoprasum 'Staro'       

Allium schoenoprasum "white flowered" (sometimes listed incorrectly as f. albiflorum)        

Allium schoenoprasum 'White One'       


PBR = Plant Breeder Rights, which means you can't propagate and then sell the results without paying a License Fee to the Holder of the License, but you can propagate for your own use or you give the plant away, making sure you label the plant with "Plant Breeders Rights", or PBR, or PBR.


Notes about name presentation.

There are no common names above.

The correct full Horticultural names are used, which includes the Botanical name, that is, Genus name Allium and species name schoenoprasum, together with the Horticultural-only addition of the cultivar name, such as 'Silver Chimes'. As there are no common names used above, all words written in normal type with a small initial letter, such as fine-leaved or extra fine, are descriptive language used by the provider, they sometimes end up over time being used as common names, or even as cultivar names (written differently). This can be confusing as they are written in the same way as common names, but unfortunately there is no protocol for descriptive name writing.

Cultivar names to be valid are supposed to be first published with descriptive information to make recognition possible, and not to have been used before. In practice this may be ignored because of widespread usage. The first published cultivar name for a plant takes priority of later names, as in botanical naming. Published means printed, and not online which I believe has to be done by six times. There are rules about what can be used as a cultivar name and if these are not followed the name will not be valid and others can be applied and accepted later.


Allium schoenoprasum 'Pink Perfection'


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Allium schoenoprasum 'Forescate' unopened flower buds


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