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Allium karataviense
Common Name: Turkestan Onion Family: Alliaceae (The Onion Family)

Allium karataviense is a superlative ornamental onion for the front of the border with huge, broad, bluish-green leaves with purple undersides topped with large 3-6 in. spheres of white and purple-red florets. Leaves do not go dormant but remain lush during flowering. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. The foliage remains pretty during flowering and beyond.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Native Habitat:
Sunny to shaded mountain slopes.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourPurple
Height8-12" Bloom TimeSpring
Spread4-8" FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Loves Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourBluish Green
Soil MoistureDry Average Stem Colour
Hardiness3-8 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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