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Allium sativum (family Liliaceae), its bulb contains up to 0.9% of volatile irritating oil with antiseptic action; has been used as a diaphoretic, diuretic, and expectorant.
Synonym(s): garlic
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Allium blooms clustered in vases with strelitzia leaves add style with a modern twist; STEP 1 Fill vases with water and add dye to create a shade of purple to match the allium.; STEP 2 Cut alliums at different heights and arrange three into a larger vase.; STEP 3 Cut two strelitzia leaves of different lengths and arrange behind alliums.; STEP 4 Repeat steps two and three for smaller vase using two alliums and one strelitzia leaf.
Short alliums look best when scattered through rock gardens or grouped in masses.
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The drumstick onion (Allium sphaerocephalon) has reliable burgundy blossoms about 1-inch wide.
Allium 'PURPLE RAIN': (BROADLEIGHBULBS.CO.UK) "I'VE always found that 'Purple Rain' comes up year after year, flowering in May," says bulb expert and author Christine Skelmersdale, of Broadleigh Bulbs.
Allium 'Mount Everest', above, Fritillaria imperialis (Crown Imperial) 'Garland Star', top right and Anemone 'Royal Blue', right
Try out smaller alliums Alliums have been among gardeners' favourites for more than a decade and are still fashionable, although some smaller ones are becoming more popular, says David.
Because the leaves are at the base of the plants, alliums do not take up much room, so they can be squeezed between leafy perennials and pushed up through ground-hugging plants.
In Table 1 are summarized the studies reporting the functional components for preventing chronic diseases in Alliums genus.