• Allium karataviense
  • Allium karataviense
  • Allium karataviense
  • Allium karataviense
    Allium karataviense - flower buds before they open
    Allium karataviense - bee magnet

Allium karataviense

Turkestan Onion, Karatau Garlic
Size: ex 1.5L pots

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£3.99

Quick Overview

  • Exotic broad purplish-green foliage
  • Densely packed globes of mauve flowers
  • Short-stemmed umbels
  • Well-drained soil
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Description

Allium karataviense is endemic to the mountain ranges of Central Asia where it grows amongst the limestone scree and accumulated rock debris at the base of slopes. It is one of the most exotic and ornamental of all the Alliums. It has dramatic broad grey-green elliptical foliage - considerably broader than most other Allium species - and they are tinged with purple on the edges and undersides. The very short scape is mounted by a stunning spherical globe of pale mauve densely-packed flowers, each with a darker vein. Its foliage lasts longer than most Alliums and the flowers are an absolute bee magnet.

Recommended.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Amaryllidaceae
Sub-Family Allioideae
Synonyms Allium cabulicum, Allium karataviense var. granitovii, Allium karataviense subsp. henrikii, Allium singulifolium
Geographical Origin Central Asia: 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

Turkestan Onion, Karatau Garlic
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£3.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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