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Allium karataviense

Also called Turkestan Onion


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Photo property of NVK Holdings,Inc

More About Allium karataviense

  • Balls of lavender to white florets on short stems
  • Foliage emerges blue with pink edges
  • Mature leaves are flat and gray-green
  • Use in the front of a sunny border
  • Bloom Time: May to June
  • Flower Size: 7 cm

Zone:

5

Height:

15-25 cm

Spread:

15-20 cm

Colour:

Lavender
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Ornamental Onion Growing and Maintenance Tips

Leaves die back as flowers begin; don't cut back the foliage as it feeds the bulb for next year's flower. Once the flower is spent, remove the flower stalk and leave the foliage until it completely dies back. It then can be removed by gently pulling on the leaves. Do not over water and let the soil dry out between waterings.


Allium karataviense Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Edible
Edible
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Xeriscape

Flowering Time

Spring
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Upright

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Border/edging