• Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen'
  • Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen'
  • Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen'
  • Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen' - buds just opening

Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen'

Turkestan Onion, Karatau Garlic
Size: ex 1L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£3.99

Quick Overview

  • Densely packed spheres of creamy-white flowers
  • Exotic broad elliptical foliage
  • Short-stemmed umbels
  • Well-drained soil
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Description

Allium karataviense is a variable species in the Central Asian mountain ranges where it is endemic and it is not surprising that several cultivars have now been introduced. In the UK, Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen' is the most well-known of these cultivars and is a stunning and very popular form of what is already an exceptional Allium. 'Ivory Queen' differs from the type species in its creamy white flowers that typically turn greenish as the season develops. It also has foliage that is greener than the purplish-green leaves of Allium karataviense. Like the type species this slightly ribbed foliage is broad and highly attractive, a very exotic feature in itself. The scape also is very short, the shortest of all Allium scapes - particularly for the size of the umbel - making this one of the most compact and ornamental of all Alliums. The foliage lasts for a relatively long time and together with the low-level showy flowers, makes this an ideal Allium for pot culture where its beauty can be displayed and appreciated more closely.

Recommended.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Amaryllidaceae
Sub-Family Allioideae
Synonyms Allium cabulicum, Allium singulifolium
Geographical Origin A selected horticultural cultivar of a variable Central Asian species: the type species is found in Kazakhstan: Karatau and Khrebet Karzhantau Mountains; Uzbekistan: Toshkent and Far'gona Provinces; Kyrgyzstan: Chuy and Osh Provinces
Cultivation Well-drained alkaline soil. Full sun
Eventual Height 25cm
Eventual Spread 25cm
Hardiness Hardy, bulbous perennial

Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen'

Turkestan Onion, Karatau Garlic
Size: ex 1L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£3.99
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