Allium karataviense – (Kara Tau Garlic)

$10.00

This is a good looking plant both for its leaves and for its flowers, and is popular for the rock garden, in containers and the front of the garden. Its flowers dry well.

Description

This allium has lovely pale pink star shaped flowers which are clustered in a ball shape . They are displayed above very attractive flat leaves which are a deep green with purplish edges. It is one of the very few alliums which have such attractive leaves.  It is a squat short perennial, which looks good at all times of the growing season.

Allium Karataviense comes from Central Asia in the Karatau mountains in Khazakhstan, and enjoys hot dry sites and full sun during the summer months. It is easily grown in rich sandy to gritty soil which is well drained.

 

Seed Raising Advice

Allium karataviense seeds need to be kept moistbut not wet, and given alternating periods of cold and warmth, to break dormancy, before they will germinate.
These Allium karataviense seeds are best sown in autumn in seed tray or pots with good moist but not wet, seed raising mix, and left to overwinter outside, as they require the shifting temperatures of the cooler seasons to germinate in spring.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Kara Tau Garlic, Turkestan Onion

Family

Alliaceae

Maximum Height

23 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20